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Genealogical and Biographical 


Devoted to the Interests of American 
Genealogy and Biography. 


VOLUME V., 1874. 


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American Genealogies, Announcement of, 43, 44, no, 160. 
Anniversary Address by Rev. Beverley R. Betts, 49. 

Barbarie, John, Biography of, by E. B. O'Callaghan, LL.D., 6. 

Bartow Pedigree, 147. 

Biography of John Barbarie, 6; Rev. Thomas De Witt, D.D., 161 ; James \Y. 
Gerard, 113 ; Lancaster Symes, 1 ; Myndert Schuyler, 4. 

Books in Preparation — East Jersey under the Proprietary Governments, 1 

History of Madison (Wis..), 160 ; History of Northrield, Mass., 160 ; History 
of Queensbury, N. Y., 160 ; South Hampton, L. I. ; Town Records, 43. 

Books Noticed — Annals' and Family Records of Winchester, Conn.. 22 ; Contri- 
butions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of 
Schenectady, 43 ; First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton, L. I., 
157 ; Genealogy of the Appleton Family, 157 ; History of the Descendants 
of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass., 194 ; Pedigree of the Family of Reichel, 
194 ; Collection of Fai. uy Records of Dawson and Allied Families, 195 ; 
Record of the Descendants of Robert Dawson, of East Haven, Conn., 195 ; 
History of the Baptist Church of Oyster Bay, L. I., no; History of the 
County of Hudson, N. J., 10S ; Memorial of Thomas Potts, Jr., 109; Me- 
morials of the Family of Hurry, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and of New 
York, United States, 107 ; Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of 
Stamford (Conn.) Families, 157 ; The Historical and Genealogical Register, 
ioc, ; The Old Streets of New York under the Dutch, 156. 

Connecticut H'Storical Society, Notice of, 160. 
Correction, 193; De Lancey, Brig.-Gen. Oliver, 192. 

De Lancey, Brig.-Gen. Oliver — A Correction, 192. 

De Witt, Rev. Thomas, D.D., Biographical and Genealogical Sketch of, by Charles 

B. Moore^Esq., 161. 
De Zeng, Baron," Descendants of, by Philip Mark De Zeng, S. 

Family Records — Hearn nnd Lynn, 45 ; Loockermans, Bayard, Van Cortlandt, 
Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler, by E. F. De Lancey, Esq., 69 ; Van Cort- 
landt, Jamison, and Johnston, by E. F. De Lancey, Esq., 168. 

First Presbyterian Church of New York, Records of, 35, 100, 183. 

Friends of New York and Vicinity, Records of, 38, 102, 186. 

Genealogies in Preparation — Dawson, 160 ; Dwight, 160 ; Montague, 43 ; Old 

Colony Families, 160 ; Prentice, 160 ; Towner, no ; Valentine, 44. 
Genealogies — De Witt, 161 ; De Zeng, 8 ; Gerard, 113 ; Woolsey, 12, 76, 139. 
Gerard, James W., Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of, by James W. Gerard, 

Jr., "3- 
Grant, Capt. John, List of Deaths in his Company in 1762, 68. 

Heraldry and Genealogy, Rev. Beverley R. Betts's Address on, 49. 

Inscriptions relating to N. Y. Families in the South, 190. 

iv Index to Subjects. 

Marriage Licenses in New York, 174. 

Marriage Record of Thomas Noell and Hannah Hall, 7. 

Marriage Records of Trinity Church, New York. in. 

New London Co. Historical Society, 46. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society — Anniversary Address, 49. 

New York Marriage Licenses. 174. 

Noell, Thomas, Record of Marriage and Will of, 7. 

Notes and Queries — Ulen-Gordon, 45 ; Annan-Schuyler, 159 ; Hard, 44 ; Brasher, 
160 ; Clark, in; Couwenhoven, in; Dunlap, 160 ; Minturn, 45 ; Nevius, 
158; Schuyler-Sutton, no, 158; Schuyler, 44; Sutton, 159; Talbot, 45; 
Ustick, 45 ; Wassells or Wessells and Wessell, 159 ; Verplanck, 45. 

Obituary Notices — Conkling, 195 ; De Peyster, 196 ; Fillmore, 112 ; Grinnell, 196 ; 
Hall, i)2 ; Merritt, 48 ; Nelson, 46 ; Nichols, 48 ; Parker, 48 ; Peckham, 47 ; 
Ward, it2. 

Pedigree of Bartow Family, 147. 

Records of Reformed Dutch Church in New York, 26, 84, 148, 175. 

of the Society of Friends of the City of New York, 38, 102, 186. 

of the First Presbyterian Church of the City of New York, 35, roo, 183. 
Reformed Dutch Church in New York, Records of, 26, 84, 14S, 17^. 

Schuyler Family, by Joel Munsell, 60. 

Schuyler, Myndert, Biography of, by E. B. O'Callaghan, LL.D., 4. 
Symes, Lancaster, Biography of, byE. B. O'Callaghan, LL.D. t. 
Symes, Lancaster, Will of, 3, 4. 

Trinity Church, Marriages from the Register of, in. 

Van Cortlandt, Col. Philip, and the New York Continentals, bj Mrs 11. L. B. 
Parmelee, 123. 

Westchester Historical Society, 160. 

Will of Thomas Noell, 7 ; Lancaster Symes, 3,4. 

Woolsey, Rev. Benjamin, Descendants of, by Benjamin W. Dwight, 12, 76, 139. 


iSntcalogital gift IH&gra 

Vol. V. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1874. No. 1. 


Bv E. B. O'Cali.aghax, LL.D. 

Lancaster Symes. 

first notice of Lancaster Symes in tins country is that of his 
arrival at New York, in the ship Beaver, on the 28th of January, 1690-1, as 
ensign in the company of infantry commanded by his brother-in 
Richard Ingoldesby, part of the escort sent with Colonel Henry Sloughter 
when commissioned Governor of New York. His first public act was the 
demand made by him, in company with Counsellor Brooke and Lieutenant 
Shanks, for the surrender to Ingoldesby of the fort at New York for occu- 
pation by the forces under his command. Leisler's indignant and ai 
refusal to acquiesce in this demand was the commencement of the sad 
troubles which shortly followed. 

A few months after these occurrences, and when Governor Sloughter had 
become securely fixed in his office (May 7, 1691), he writes thus of Ensign 
es to the Committee of Foreign Plantations : " Lieutenant Wildbore 
is dead. I have commissioned one Lancaster Sinims in his stead. He is 
one that came from England with us — a good soldier, and diligent in busi- 
ness ; therefore, pray he may be allowed." On the same day, writing to 
the Duke of Bolton, he adds: " Major Englesby and myself humbly beg 
grace's favor that Lancaster Simms may be confirmed lieftennant in- 
stead of Lieftennant Wildboare, who dyed at sea. Simms came over with 
the Major; he is a soldier, and qualified in every respect." 

In the early part of the year 1692-3, he was stationed at Albany, whence 
he was detached with a supply of provisions for a party commanded by 
•)• Schuyler, who was then in pursuit of the French on their retreat 
after having invaded the Mohawk country. Returning to -New York, 
Lieutenant Symes was sent in May to Suffolk Co. to bring up the quota 
of that district ordered to Albany; but he returned and reported, on the 
20th of that month, that his mission was unsuccessful. 

His connection with the administrations of Sloughter and his successors 
•red him cut of favor with the Leislerian party, who came into power 
on the advent of the Earl of Bellomont; and this nobleman, on 22d De- 
cember;- 1698, suspended Symes as lieutenant of Major Ingoldesby's com- 
of fusileerSj ostensibly because he had been two years absent from 
his post at Albany, adding in his letter announcing the suspension: "He 
applied to me to be restored, and deserves for many reasons to be 

2 Biographical Sketches — Old New York Families. [Jan., 

broke, which I hope the king will be pleased to consent to." In revenj 
Symes appears as one of the signers of the petition to the king, denouncing 
the administrations of Bellomont and Nanfan, in which he and others com- 
plained that they had been unjustly turned out of employment under the 
Government. Trinity Church at this, time was anti-Leisler also, and so 
elected Mr. Symes, after his suspension, one of their vestrymen, which office 
he filled until 1704, and again in 1705. 

He appears to have been a man of hasty temper, for we find a complaint 
lodged against him in April, 1699, for a violent assault he and some of his 
friends committed on one John Marsh in King's Co., whom they also 
arrested, and, as it is alleged, falsely imprisoned. The matter was referred 
to the House of Assembly by the Earl of Bellomont, to whom the House 
presented an address on the 15th of May on the subject. 

Upon ceasing to be connected with the military, Lieutenant Symes em- 
barked in trade, and turned his attention to acquiring a share in those 
lar^ r e tracts of land which were being Javishly distributed at that day. In 
the forepart of 1 701-2 he, with Robert Walters, Cornelius De Peyster, 
Caleb Heathcote, Mathew Clarkson, and others, obtained a grant of up- 
wards of 5,000 acres of land in Westchester Co., subsequently known 
as the West Patent of North Castle. In 1703 he became one of the grantees 
in the Minisinck Patent, Orange Co. In 1707 he secured a grant of 
land in the town of Monroe, Orange Co.; in 170S in Clarkstown, near 
Haverstraw, Rockland Co.; on the 27th October, 170S. all the unpatented 
lands on Staten Island; and, in 1709, one-eighth of 6.500 acres in 
Orange and Ulster Counties likewise fell to his share. In addition to 
these, he owned a house and lot in Dock (now Pearl) Street, New York, 
and he also held, by lease, the mansion and grounds at Whitehall, formerly 
the residence of Governor Dongan, and also the grounds called the Vine- 
yard, eastward of the present City Hall Park, which had been previ* 
mortgaged to him by the Governor to secure a debt of ^'200 that he, 
Governor Dongan, owed to James Larkin, the former husband of Mrs. 
' On 15th May, 1704, he was appointed Public Appraiser for the city, 
and on the 2 2d May of the following year, obtained a contract to furnish 
wood to the garrison in Fort Anne. He was commissioned Ranger of 
Orange Co., 19th September, 17 19, and finally restored to his rank as 
lieutenant of one of the independent companies stationed in New York, 
commanded by Captain Weems. This officer dying. Governor Burnet, on 
13th May, 1723, bestowed the vacant command of the company of fusi- 
leers on Symes, who immediately embarked for England in order to 
his appointment confirmed. In November following he returned with his 
commission to New York, where he continued to reside, having young George 
Ingoldesby, his nephew, as his lieutenant. He represented the county of 
Orange in the Assembly from 27th September, 1726, to the time of his 
death, which took place in the latter end of March or beginning of April, 

I 7 2 9- 

Captain Symes' wife was Catharine, widow of James Larkin, and 

dan. of Matthias De Haart, whom he m. Nov. 4, 1694, she being 
then in her twenty-second year. Her mother was Jannetje, or Johanna, 
widow at the time of her marriage with De Haart (Oct. 1, 1670) of Johan- 
nes De Witt, and by the latter, her first husband, ancestress of the distin- 
guished family of that name. 

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Captain Symes left four children, viz. : 

1. Jchn Hendrick., 

2. Lancaster. 

3. Richard. 

4. Elizabeth. 

He left also one grandchild, Richard Green, son of his deceased 
dau., Catharine, wife of Green. 

Lancaster (2), m. January 15; 1729, Mrs. Mary Lydius. Heappears to 
have resided for a while at Haverstraw, in Rockland (then part of Oral 
Co., where he was a justice of the peace in 1731, but subsequently returned 
to New York, where he was residing in 1741, at the time of the making 
of the will of which an abstract is given below. He had issue, three 
children : 

1. Lancaster, bap. Nov. rg, 1729. 

2. Susanna Caiharina. 

3. 1 

Of these .children, the first named lived a bachelor, following the sea as an 
occupation. He died in 1756, leaving a will, executed at New York, June 
8, 175 1, in which he describes himself as a " mariner," and gives all his 
estate to his two sisters, Catharine and Elizabeth ( N. Y. Wills, lib. 21, 
p. 332). Catharine married Rev. John Ogilvie, subsequently assistant 
minister of Trinity Church, New York. 


Will, dated March 30, 1723, gives his wife, Catharine, his wearing apparel 
ring<=. jewels, all his ready money, plate, and household furniture, together with 
his two in gi 1 women, called Old Moll' and Annica, with her son, Ned, and Moll's 
son, Billy, and all the children they or either of them shall hereafter have ; also, 
the house in which he lives during her (-his wife's) life ; likewise two lots of ground 
near the Dutch Church, N. Y. ; to his eldest son; John Hendrick Symes, 500 acres 
of land near Haverstraw, Orange Co., N. Y. ; to his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, 
.£100 New York currency. The residue of his estate he divides into six equal 
parts, and leaves one to his wife in lieu of her dower ; one part to his son, above 
mentioned; one part to his daughter, Elizabeth ; one part to his son, Lancaster, 
when he attains the age of twenty-one years ; one part to his youngest son, Richard, 
when he arrives at majority ; and the remaining sixth he divides as follows : one- 
half to his grandson, Richard Green, the son of his deceased daughter, Catharine, 
and the other half to his three sons and daughter, share and share alike. In case 
his sons, or his grandson, or cither of them, die before coming to the age of twenty- 
one, or after twenty-one, and leave no issue, then his or their shares are t 
divided among such of his children as shall survive them, share and share alike. 
In case of dispute as to the division of his property, his dear friends, Adolph 
Philipse and Peter Fauconier, or any other two the major part of his heirs may 
select, are to divide the same. He appoints his wife, Adolph Philipse. and his 
oldest sons executrix and executors of his 

By codicil, made March 23. 1727, describing himself as late of New York, Inn then 
living in Albany, he ratifies the above will, except that he revokes the bequest of 
500 acres of land to his son, John Hendrick Symes, in consideration that he 
already received more than any of his other children, and directs that the said 500 
acres shall be equally divided as his other land is directed to be divided in his will. 
And he declares everyone of his children, and his grandchild when of age, execu- 
tors with diose already appointed. 

Will and codicil proved in New York, 28th Nov., 1729. The originals are 0.1 
file in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals at Albany, N. Y. 

4 Biographical Sketches — Old New York Families. [Jan., 


Will, dated March 13, 1741, gives his son, Lancaster Syn II his 

I : s his two daughti rs, Susanna Catharina S3 mes and 
Elizabeth Symes, all the wean rel, rings, and jewels which did belong to 

their mother, deceased, to be equally divided between them. 

es his three children— to wit, ,■ Symes, Susanna Catharina Syi 

and Elizabeth Symes— all the residue of his estal'e, real and personal, one-third to 


If either child die during minority, gives the share of the child so dying to the 

1 survivor. 
If all die during minority, and without lawful issue, then he gives his threi 
tors each ,£100, and the residue of his estate to John Roseboom his (the 

itor's) brother-in-law, Doctor Jacob Rosebo >any,and his (the test.:: 

laughter, the daughter of his brother-in-law, Mr. John Hendrick Lydiu 
city of Albany, by whatever name she is or may be known, and to be equally 
ween them ; but if the said John Roseboom should die I 

lid leave no lawful issue, or his said god-daughter should die 1 
, leave no lawful issue, then he gives the share that would have fal- 
one so dying to the then surviving children of his said brother-in-law, 
. Lydius, to be equally divided between them. 

1 ob Roseboom, of the city of Albany, Benjamin 1 J >! John 

Richard, of the city of New York, merchants, his executors, and gives them 
; ; autho itv to sell his real estate and partition the same. 

hasuerus Elsworth, Victor Bicker, and George Elsworth. 
This will do« ar tc have been admitted to probate. It is on (\\c in the 

Surrogate's office, New York, ; recorded wil 


Myndert Schuyler, son of Brnim Pieterse Schuyler and Catalyn 
Verplanck, resided on the south side of Yoncker (now State), the third 
(now the second) house east of Pearl street, Albany. On 26th October, 
1693, he m. in New York, J. H ndrick Curler, by whom 

owe child, viz., A I 2Sth Feb., 1697, who was m. 24th 

to Johannes de Peyster. Mr. Schuyler was a prominent 
citizen in 1700, when he signed an address to the Earl of Bellomont, 
requ lat measures be adopted for the better defence of the front: 

ing year Dirck Wessels, Mr. Abeel, and Mr. Schuyler v. 
returned members of Assembly. The animosity between the Leisler 
and anti- Leisler parties was still marked. The former were in a majority 
le Assembly, and one of their first steps was to declare Major Wessels 
[ualified on the ground of non-residence, it being alleged that he lived 
iess Co. This proceeding was disapproved of by ten 01 
, who withdrew from the house. Mr. Schuyler was one ofth 
and thereupon expelled with the others, Aug. 26, 1701. In December 
-wing he signed the petition to the King complaining of Lieut.-Gov. 
Nanfan, who, it seems, supported the Leisler faction. Lord Corn! 

ding to the Government in 1702, a new election was ordered, and 
Schuyler was again returned to the Assembly on 20th October of 
r. He continued to be returned -at each ensuing election until 
1710. In 1706 he was one of the -church masters" of the Dutch 
Church in Albany, and in 1707, 1708, and 1709 was one of the alden 
for the First Ward of that city. On the organization of the expeditions, 
in 1709 and 17 n, for the reduction of Canada, Mr. Schuyler was appointed 

1874-] Biographical Sketches — Old New York Families. 5 

one of the commissioners for promoting them and for victualling the troops ; 
but on occasion of the peace, in 1712, he offered his services to carry the 
news to Canada, and as a reminder sent a present of " a pipe of the best 
Albany beer" to Gov. Hunter, who sent him thither accordingly. No 
doubt Mr. Schuyler had some "speculation in his eye" when he volun- 
teered to go on this errand of peace. In 1713 he was again elected to 
the Assembly, and sat there until 1715. In 1718 he was rechosen alder- 
man, and re-elected in Sept., 1719; but in the following December, Pi 
dent Schuyler appointed him Mayor of the city, which office he fill 
until 1722. During his mayoralty in 1720, he was sent to the Seneca 
country, and succeeded in dissuading the Five Nations from going to war 
against thefar Indians. On the death of Mr. Hanson, in 1724, Lieut.-Col. 
Schuyler was sent again to the Assembly, but went out at the election < f 
1727 ; was rechosen in July, 1728, and sat until 1737. In addition to the 
several offices above mentioned, which afford proofs of the confidence 
reposed in him by the various administrators of the Government and by 
his fellow-citizens, Mr. Schuyler held that of Commissioner for Indian 
Affairs from 1706 to 1720, and from 1728 to 1746, when the Board was 
abolished, and Col. William Johnson was appointed commissary. But 
this gentleman becoming dissatisfied, in Nov., 1752, the Board was revn 
and Mr. Schuyler was reappointed 'Commissioner, and served 
such until 1755, when Col. Johnson became sole superintendent of Indi 
affairs; shortly after which Mr. Schuyler died, and, on 21st Octobei 
that year, was buried in the Dutch Church, Albany, where his wife had 
been already interred on the 24th July, 1747, and his daughter Anna, 
16th Sept., 1750. 

His will is dated 7th March, 1739, and was proved 24th July, 1756. He 
thereby gave his wife Rachel the possession, rents, and profits of his whole 
estate during her life. To his dau. Anna de Peyster, after his and his 
wife's death, the possession, rents, etc., of all his estate during her life. 
All the money loaned on bond and mortgage to remain so invested. . 
when paid, to be again reinvested in like securities, the interest to be 
paid to said Anna during her life. After the deaths of his wife 
dau., he leaves to the children of Mrs. de P. aforesaid, viz., Anna, Rachel,* 
and such other children as she may have, his whole estate, real and per- 
sonal, to be equally divided among his said grandchildren, the survi\ 
of such of said grandchildren (who may die under age or without issue) to 
inherit the portions of such gr. ch. so dying. "When any of these gr. ch. 
come of age, or marry, then all his silver plate, bedding, and household fur- 
niture are to be equally divided among them after his and his wife's deaths ; 
but his dau. may retain what she may please of the same. His wife, 
dau., and her husband, John de Peyster, with Rutger Bleecker, Hend 
Cuvler, Jr., and Philip Schuyler, are named executors. 

On the 28th July, 1741, he added a codicil to his will, in. which he 
directs that, after the death of Ins daughter, there be paid to his grand 
Myndert Schuyler de Peyster (baptized 2d Sept.. 1739, after the dal 
the first will), £30, one good silver tankard to be made for him, with all 
his clothes, his fowling gun, and sword with silver handle, " for his prero- 
gative as being my only grandson." After the decease of his dau. afore- 
said, the remainder of his estate is to be divided between his three gr. 

* Anna de P., baptized 31st March, 1723, m. Volckert P. Douw. Rachel de P., baptized 
30th May, :72c, m. Tobias Ten Eyck. 

6 Biographical Sketches — Old New York Families. [Jan., 

children above mentioned, share and share alike. All his merchandises and 
shop goods are- to be sold by public auction after his and his wife's deaths, 
and the proceeds to be invested for the use of his dau. during her life, and 
for his gr. children as they come of age or are married ; but if any of them 
die before that time, their shares are to be distributed as directed in the 
first will. 

Johx Barbarie. 

Johx Barbarie was a native of France, which country he left, it is 
supposed, on account of his religious principles.' He, together with Peter 
and John Peter Barbarie, were naturalized on the 5th January, 1688-9, m 
which year he is represented as a considerable merchant in New York, and 
an elder of the French church of that city. Tn the troubles consequent on 
the Revolution in England, he was one of the opponents of Leisler, and, 
though himself originally an alien, was one of the signers of the petition 
to the King against that " insolent alien." With other anti-Leislerians, he 
opposed the administration of Lieut.-Gov. Nanfan, dreading whose ven- 
geance, he withdrew, with the Rev. Mr. Vesey and others, to New Jersey, 
and returned to New York only when Lord Cornbury assumed the 
government. On the recommendation, it is supposed, of Nicholas Bayard, 
he, with others, was appointed to the Council 7th Feb., 1704-5, which 
appointment was approved on the iSth July following, when the Lords of 
Trade took occasion to remark to Gov. Cornbury, "that though we have 
complied with your Lordship's desire in this particular, yet we do observe 
that your Lordship could not legally and properly by your instructions 
admit said gentleman into the Council without her Majesty's previous 

p intment, the members of the Council then not being under seven." 
one of the Council, he was appointed, in 1706, one of the commission 
to determine the pretences of the Mohegan Indians to certain tracts of 
land adjoining Connecticut. In 1709 and 17 10 he obtained patents for 
4,000 acres of land in Ulster County; and when the difficulties occurred in 
the French church in New York, in 1725, between the Rev. Mr. Ron and 
the Rev. Mr. Molinar, he was a member of the consistory, and supported 
the right of the congregation to dismiss the former and employ the latter 
minister. He continued a member of the Council until his death. His 
will is dated 27th Dec, 1727, and was proved May 20, 1728, he having 
died " several months " before the probate. It seems he had two sons — 
Peter, who died in his father's lifetime, and John. To John, the son of 
Peter, he left one-half of a tract of land in Romopock, N. J. To his 
granddau. Frances he left the tract of 2,000 acres called Petersland, 
on the Palts Creek, in Ulster Co. ; and to his granddau. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Peter, the other tract on Juffrou's Hook, in the same county, on condi- 
tion, however, that Denis Reilly and his wife were to live in the house at 
Juffrou's 1 look, and have 100 acres of the land during their joint lives, sub- 
to a rent of '•' a couple of hens." To Frances, wife of John Moore, of 
New York, merchant, he bequeathed a suit of mourning, and to her dau. 
six silver teaspoons and a silver tongs, a silver salver, and silver teapot. 
1 le left the rest of his estate to his son, John Barbarie, whom he appointed 
his sole executor. The following advertisements of part of his real estate- 
appeared in the N. Y. Gazette of March 24, 1745-6. and of the 18th Feb., 
I75 1 : 

lS 74-J Thomas Noell, Mayor of New York, 1701-2. 7 

"To be Sold A Tract of Land in Ulster County, containing 2000 acres 
bounded on the Baits river, commonly called i?«W, L: Whoefer inclines to 

E a 5 ? T/ M^ ^ PPly t0 , MrS - **«*' *"***• at the house o Si" 
£f«w, ofiWrw York .Merchant, and be informed of the Title and Conditions of 
Sale Also, one other Tract in Ulster County of 2000 acres, bounded on S 
A^ beginning at a Place called Yeafrovfs Hook, and extending southerly aW 
said River to the Land belonging to Mrs. Bond, also called itoSm* Z a Id On 
this Tract is a good Stream of Water for a Mill. Whoever inclines to purchase 
Zt L ? nd may apply to Mrs. ^//^/, Barberie, at the House of John Moore of 
New York Merchant Also, another Tract in Ulster county, being one Ouarter 
Part of about 2000 Acres formerly patented to James Alexander Those tM 
incline J to purchase the said Quarter Part (and it's already divided may Tppl v to 
John Moore, and be informed of the Title and Conditions of Sale " J PP 3 

To be sold at Publick Vendue, on Monday, the 25th March next at the Pro 
mises Four Lots of Ground situate on the South side of cZT[nol Liberty] 
Street, being one half of the Ground commonly known by the name 17 BarkrW* 
Garden; each lot containing in Breadth in Front 25 feet, and in Length about 1^ 
Feet. Any Person inclining to purchase either of the said Lots before the Day Tf 
Sale may apply to Frances Moore, Widow and Executrix of John Moore kS 
tins city Merchant, deceased, at her House near White-Hall, who will agree In 
reasonable Terms She has likewise to Sell, a Tract of Land in KcounT 

^^o^f^;d7;^ inins near 50 ° Acres ' ^ p- « -S 

Thomas Noell, Mayor of New York, 1701-02. 

In Liber 21, p. 130, in the office of Register of Deeds of this city, is the follow- 
ing record of marriage : " Entred ye 28th Augt. 1696. These are to certifie to all 
whome Ut may Concern that Mr. Thomas Noell and Mistriss Hannah Hall Wid- 
dow were Married In ye Province of East New Jersey, In America, on ye Second 
of December, and in the year of Our Lord One thousand six hundred and ninety 
one by me according to the form of Solemnization of Matrimony Prescribed in the 
Booke of Common Prayer and Administration of ye Sacraments and other Rites 
Ji C A erem °" ie V of Jf Church 0/ England. In witness whereof I have set my 
hand April he Twelfth 1692. Alexr. Innes, Presbiter of the Church of England 
att New \orke In America. & 

Hannah Hall, at the time of this marriage, was the widow of Richard Hall by 
tekhNoell °' le S ° n ' Ridlard Hal1 ' J r - B y her Ma )-° r Noe11 ha d one son, Mon 
Thomas Noell died in October, 1702, leaving a will dated October 4 1702 
whereby he gave all his estate, real and personal, to his wife, Hannah, for life' 
and, after her death, to his son, Noah Noell, and his step-son, Richard Hall On 
the probateof this will, October 8, 1702, the witnesses swear " they believe it 
was the design of the testator to have named Monteith Noell in his will instead of 
A oak Noell Monteith Noell being his only son ; and they believe it was Error o 
the Gierke that wntt the will in putting Noah Noell instead of Monteith." 

lh.s Monteith Noell died in 1713, intestate and without issue, never havin- 
marned. ' u "o 

Hannah, the widow of Thomas Noell, after his death, and on 14th April, 170a 
married Charles Wo ley, of New York, merchant, son of Robert Wolley, "citizen 
and cloth-worker," of London. "' l " ul " en 

The Descendants of Frederick Angus/us, Baron de Zeng. [Jan., 



Contributed by Philip Mark de Zexg. 

At the close of the biography of Baron de Zeng in the second volume 
of The Record, pp. 49-53, is given a list of his children and a few of his 
grandchildren in the form of a note — intended, as I am informed by the 
author of the sketch, merely as a kind of index to the different lines of de- 
scent from the common ancestor. It is slightly incorrect in the spelling 
of the names of the wives of one of the sons, and as to the issue of 
another surviving, though otherwise generally accurate, but gives no dates. 

The following genealogy is as nearly complete as it is possible now to 
make it, and is believed to be essentially correct — being compiled with 
care from family records and letters, and parish registers, and personal 
communications with the surviving children of Baron de Zeng. 

Frederick Augustus, Baron de Zeng, the ancestor of the De Zeng 
family in America, was born at Dresden, the capital of the kingdom of 
Saxony, in 1756; came to America, towards the close of the Revolution, a 
captain in one of the German auxiliary regiments; received an honorable 
discharge from the German service Nov. 8, 1783, and was married on the 
27th Nov., 1783, in Trinity Church, in the city of New York, to Mary 
Lawrence, daughter of Caleb Lawrence, of Flushing, Long Island, who 
was born at Flushing, nth April, 1765. He died at Clyde, Wayne Co.. 
New York, 26th April, 1S38, aged 82 years;* she died at the city ot 
Oswego, New York, 8th Oct., 1835. 

They had issue : 

I. George Scriba, b. 1st Aug., 1786, in city of New York, m., in 1S09, Eliza 
Smith, of Waterloo, N. Y., d. at Grand Gulf, Miss., in 1S29. Left issue : 

(1.) Frederick, b. Feb., 1S10, d. y. 

(2.) Janus II., b. 7th May, 1S12, d. in 1S36 at Natchez, Miss. 
(3.) Mary, b. 16th June, 1S15, m. 9th Dec, 1S40, D. E. Harkncss, of Clyde, 
Ohio. Has issue : 

(1.) McFall, b. 13th Sept., 1S42, d. 7th Nov., 1S64. 
(2.) Emmons D., b. 6th April, 1S45. 
(3.) Antoinette L., b. 24th July, 1S4S. 
Eliza, widow of George Scriba de Zeng, m. secondly Dr. Cole, of Sandusky, 

II. Richard Lawrence, b. 3d Oct., 1788, at Shandaken, Ulster Co., N. Y., m. 
'Sarah Lawrence, his cousin, 12th Sept., 1S15. She was b. 22d April, 1793, and d. 
at Oswego, N. Y., 24th Nov., 1S72. He d. 17th June, 184S, at Oswego, N. Y, 
leaving issue: 

(1.) Emclinc, b. 29th June, 1S16, m. iSth Aug, 1S40, Capt. James Hugh Stckcs, 
U.S.A. Have issue : 

(1.) Henrietta Louisa, b. 30th May, 1S41, d. 4th Sept., 1S60. 
(2.) Edward James, b. gth Aug., 1S42. 

* See the Biographical Sketch, Vol. II. of The Record, pp. 49-53, for all particulars relating 
to Baron de Zeng, and his. arms. The date of his marriage there given, 1784, should have been 


1S74-I The Descendants of Frederick Augustus, Baron de Zeng. 9 

(3.) Sarah Lawrence, b. igth July, 1S45. 
(4.) Richard de Zeng, b. gth May, 1S47. 
(5.) George Hugh, b. 1st Oct., 1850. 
(2.) Ed-ward (the Rev.), b. 12th Oct., 1819, m. 19th Sept., 1S43, Mary Osborne 
Russell, of Middletown, Conn. She d. 22d Oct., 1S6S. Had issue : 

(1.) Richard Lawrence, b. 20th June, 1848 ; residing at Middletown. 
(2.) Elizabeth, d. y. 
(3.) Augusta, d. y. 

III. Philip Mark, b. 16th Nov., 1790, at Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., m. Lu 
cretia Sayre, of Bainbridge, N. Y., 4th Oct., 1810 (who was b. at Durham, Conn., 
21st Nov., 1793, and d. 3d Ma}-, 1S66, at Girard, Pa.) He d. 15th March, 1862, at 
Clyde, N. Y., leaving issue : 

(1.) Charles Sayre, b, 4th July, 1S11, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. iSth Dec, 183S, 
Caroline de Zeng Houghtaling (who was b. at Bainbridge 8th July, 1S17.) He d. 
26th May, 1859, in Lewis Co., Missouri. She resides at Quincy, 111. Issue : 
(1.) Rees, b. nth July, 1840, at Clyde, N. Y. 
(2.) Laura, b. 12th Aug., 1841, at Clyde, N. Y., d. 26th Feb., 1S71, at Joliet, 

(3.) Robert, b. 1st Feb., 1S43, at Clyde, N. Y. 
(4.) Charles, b. 10th Aug., 1845, at Clyde, N. Y. 

(5.) Virginia, b. 22d Feb., 1S49, at Clyde, N. Y., d. 12th Oct., 1S61, at Lock- 
port, 111. 
(6.) Josephine, b. 22d May, l85l,at Clyde, N. Y. 
(7.) Lawrence, b. 7th Aug., 1856, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
(S.) William, b. 27th June, 1S58, at Oswego, N. Y. 
(2.) Amelia, b. 22d March, 1813, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 29th May, 1S32, James 
M. Nichols, of Bainbridge. Has issue : 

(1.) Mary, b. ntli June, 1S34, at Bainbridge. 

(2.) Carrie, b. nth Oct., 1S39, at Girard, Pa., d. 30th July, 1S40, at Girard, 

(3.) De Zeng, b. 13th July, and d. 4th Sept., 1S45, at Clyde, N. Y. 
(4.) James B., b. iSth May, 1S50, at Clyde. 
(3.) Laivrence IV, b. 22d March, 1S16, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 16th Oct., 1837, 
Adeline Buddington, of Castile, N. Y., d. 24th Jan., 1854, at Redwood, N. Y. She 
resides at Carthage, N. Y. Issue: 

(1.) Helen, b. 16th Feb., 1839, at Pontiac, Mich. 

(2.) Charles Emmcti, b. 16th Sept., 1840, at Clyde, N. Y., d. at Carthage, 

N. Y., 1872. 
(3.) Eliza Sayre, b. 10th July, 1S42, at Clyde, N. Y. 
(4.) Alice, b. 5th Dec, 1843, at Clyde', d. 7th Dec, 1S66, at Redwood, 

N. Y. 
(5.) Emma, b. 17th Oct., 1S46, at Redwood, d. Sth June, 1S64, at Redwood, 

N. Y. 
(6.) William Lawrence, born 12th May, 1850, d. 26th Oct., 1S52, at Red- 
wood, N. Y. 
(4.) Eliza, b. 16th Oct., 1S19, at Bainbridge, m. 1st Nov., 183S, George A. Sayre. 
Has issue : 

(1.) Josephine, b. 17th April, 1840, at Girard, Pa. 
(2.) De Zeng Lawrence, b. 7th Nov., 1856, at Green Bay, Wis. 
(5.) Philip Mark, b. 15th March, 1S21, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 19th Dec, 1S55, 
Cornelia Ely, dau. of Linus Ely, M.D., of Clyde, N. Y. Has issue : 
(1.) A T ellie E., b. 2d April, 1871, at city of New York. 
(6.) John Clark, b. 6th Aug., 1823, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 15th Dec, 1S4S, 
Anna Downs, of Clyde, N. Y. Issue, a son, b. 1S4S, d. y. She died 1854. 

IV. William Steuben, b. 16th March, 1793, at Little Falls, N. Y., m. 16th 
Jan., 1S17, Caroline Cutbush Rees, dau. of Major James Rees, of Geneva, N. Y. 
(who was born 1st Oct., 1796, in Philadelphia), both now (1873) living, and have 
had issue : 

(1.) Matilda Rees, b. 2d Nov., 1817, at Geneva, N. Y., d. 12th Aug., 1S20, at 
Geneva, N. Y. 

(2.) James Rees, b. Feb., 1819, unm. 

(3.) Evelina Throop, b. 16th Feb., 1821, d. 23d Dec, 1823. 

IO The Descendants of Frederick Augustus. Baron de Zeng. [Jan., 

(4.) Josephine Matilda, b. 15th Jan., 1S23, at Geneva, N. Y., m. 16th Nov., 184s, 
Edward Floyd de Lancey, of New York (who was born 23d Oct., 1S21). She d. 
5th June, 1S65, at New York. Had issue: 

(1.) Caroline de Zeng, b. 26th Oct., 1S53, and d. 20th Nov., 1853, at Geneva, 

N. Y. 
(2.) Frances Munro, b. igth Nov., 1S54, at Geneva, N. Y., d. 17th June, 1SC7, 

at Geneva, N. Y. 
(3.) William Ileathcote, b. 9th Nov., 1S56, at Geneva, N. Y., d. 5th Jan., 

1S60, at city of New York. 
(4.) Edward Etienne, b. 12th May, 1S59, at city of New York. 
(5.) Josephine Floyd, b. 20th Oct., i860, d. 31st Dec, 1S60, at city of New 

(6.) Josephine de Zeng, b. 17th June, 1S63, at city of New York. 
(5.) William, b. 29th Juiy, 1S25, at Geneva, N. Y., d. 15th March, 1849, at Pa- 
nama, a bachelor. 

(6.) Caroline, b. May, 1827, at Geneva, N. Y., m. 28th April, 1S51, Clarence 
Armstrong Seward, of N. Y. Has issue : 

(1) Alice de Zeng, b. Feb., 1S52, at Geneva, N. Y. 

• (2.) Carolina Rees, b. 22d May, 1857, at Geneva, N. Y. 
(7.) Henry Lawreiice, b. 25th July, 1829, at Geneva, N. Y., ra. I2th June, 1S62, 
Olivia Peyton, of Geneva, N. Y. (who was born 24th Sept., 1S31). Have issue : 
(1.) Anne Murray, b. 10th Aug., 1863, at Geneva, N. Y. 
(2.) Henry Lawrence, b. 7th Jan., 1866, at Geneva, N. Y. 
(3.) Josephine Matilda, b. 10th Aug., 186S, at Geneva, N. Y. 
(S.) Edward Cutlutsh, b. 4th Sept., 1831, at Geneva, N. Y., unm. 
(9.) Mary Anne, b. 21st Feb., 1834, at Geneva, N. Y.,unm. 
(10.) Evelina Throop, b. 31st Jan., 1836, at Geneva, N. Y., unm. 

V. Arthur Noble, b. 23d Feb., 1795, at Little Falls, N. Y., m. , of Ohio, 

d. 1829, without issue. 

VI. Ernestine Jeanette Frederika Augusta, b. 26th June, 17S4, at the city 
of New York, m. 26th Feb., 1807, at Kingston, N. Y., James II. Houghtaling, 
M.D. (who was b. at Kingston, Feb., 1779, d. at Clyde, N. Y., 22d Dec., 1S49). 
She d. Mar., 1S59, at ClycTe, N. Y. Had issue : 

(1.) Mary Matilda, b. nth Nov., 1809, at Kingston, N. Y., d. 12th May, 1854, at 
Romulus, N. Y. 

(2.) Cat \atine . Irrietla, b. 19th July, 1S11, at Bainbridge, resides at Clyde, N. Y. 
(3.) Susan Amelia, b. 13th Mar., 1S13, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 7th June, 1837, 
at Clyde, N. Y., Charles D. Lawton (who was born at Portsmouth, R. I., 7th Sept., 
1S02). Have issue : 

(1.) Charles A., b. 5th April, 1838, at Clyde, N. Y., m. 26th April, 1S63, 

Fanny Bingham, of Indianapolis, Ind., who d. 15th May, 1866. He 

m. 2dly, in May, 1S6S, Elizabeth Daily, of New Orleans. Has issue 

by her two children, names not known. 

(2.) James II., b. 15th Feb., 1S40, d. 5th April, 1842, at Clyde, N. Y. 

(3.) George C, M.D., b. 22d Oct., 1842, m. 23th Nov., 1S72, Mary Lyons, of 

Mason City, Iowa. 
(4.) Richard L., b. 1st April, 1S44, d. 23d Sept., 1844, at Lyons, N. Y. 
(5.) William II., b. 10th March, 1846, at Lyons, N. Y. 
(6.) IF. Watson, b. 2ist June, 1S48, in city of New York. 
(7.) Robert, b. 28th Dec, 1850, at Clyde, N. Y., d. 10th Sept., 1S51. 
(S.) Frank, b. 28th Dec, 1S52, at Clyde, N. Y. 
(4.) Laura Louisa, b. 16th Dec, 1S14, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. Hiram Reynolds. 
Have issue : 

(1.) Ernestine. 
(2.) Agnes. 
(5.) James Lawrence, b. 27th Aug., 1S15, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. July, 1S37, at 
Natchitoches, La., Zilmana Rosalia Adair, d. at Natchitoches, 27th Aug., 1S52. No 

(6.) Caroline de Zeng, b. Sth July, 1S17, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. iSth Dec, 1S3S, 
Charles Sayrc de Zeng, her cousin, eldest son of Philip Mark de Zeng, who d. 
26th May, 1S59. Had issue, eight children, whose names are given above. 

Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosorls, Z. I. [Jan. 

(i.) John Barber, b. 25th Dec, 1S29, at Clyde, N. Y. Unmarried. Resides in 

(2.) Marie Antoinette, b. June S, 1S34, at Clyde, N. Y., m. 10th Dec., 1S56, 
Charles Crystal Cady, of Rochester, N. Y. Have issue : 

(1.) Henry, b. 16th Sept., 1857, at Georgetown, D. C. 
(2.) Virginia, b. 10th Nov., 1859, at Georgetown, D. C. 
(3.) William Stow, b. 16th Sept., 1S69, at Venton, Hanover Co., Va. 
(4.) Maria Antoinette, b. nth Feb., 1S73. 
(3.) Be Lancey, b. 4th Sept., 1S41, at Clyde, N. Y., m. 27th Sept., 1S65, Eunice 
Sophia Scott, of Clyde, N. Y. Has. issue : 

(1.) Mary Alice, b. 21st Sept., 1S71, at Clyde. N. Y. 
(2.) Agnes, b. 8th April, 1S73, at Clyde, N. Y. 

IX. Amelia Clarissa, b. 21st May, 1S02, at Kingston, N. Y., m. 20th Dec, 
1S20, Addison C Griswold (b. at Cairo, N. Y., 25th Dec, 1799, d. 25th Dec, 1S72, 
at Syracuse, N. Y.), at Bainbridge, N. Y. Had issue : 

(1.) Augusta M.,b. iSth March, 1S22, m. 21st Jan., 1S52, James M. Hurd, of 
Syracuse, N. Y. Has issue: 

(1.) Clarence G., b. 22d Nov., 1S53. 

(2.) Caroline A., b. 5th Dec, 1S54, d. 4th March, 1S55, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

(2.) Edmond B., b. 7th Jan., 1S24, at Norwich, N. Y. Unm. 

(3.) George de Zeng, b. 17th Dec, 1S27, at Salina, N. Y., d. 5th May. i36o, at 

(4.) Addison C, b. Sth Feb. 1830, at Salina, N. Y., d. 20th Sept., 1832. 

(5.) De Zeng, b. 4th Sept., 1832, d. 29th Oct., 1S56, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

(6.) Clarence, b. 15th Aug., 1S41, and d. 20th Jan., 1842, at Salina, N. Y. 


By Benjamin W. Dwight, of Clinton, N. Y 

(Continued from page 155 of Vol. IV.) 

[The writer had had for several years his notes concerning the 
Woolseys lying unused in his possession. Being unexpectedly requested, 
in the early part of the summer, to furnish them at once for the pages of 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, he despatched 
thither the first portion of them as they then were, but undertook imme- 
diately, amid much other absorbing work, to perfect so far as possible, by 
new and large correspondence, what still remained in his hands. In the 
material which he had concerning George Woolsey, the settler, he found 
so much confusion that he very reluctantly put into print what is said of 
him, but which yet was needful to be stated with as much clearness and 
consistency as might be, as a starting-point for the historical presentation 
that was to follow. 

He wishes now, before adding any further details, to restate, according 
to facts since discovered, most of what appears on page 143, Vol. IV. 
(1873), respecting George Woolsey, the settler. Beginning with the sen- 
tence in the sixth line, which now reads, " In 1647 he purchased," etc., 
let what here follows be substituted for all that is now found in that 

iS74-l The Descettdanls of Frederick Augustus, Baron de Zeng. 

(7.) William de Zenq, b. 25th Aug., 1S19, at Geneva, N. Y., m. , and 

has issue; resides at Chicago. 

(S.) Augusta Anna, b. 27th July, 1821, at Geneva, N. Y., m. 19th Oct., 1S42, 
Tohn A. Rhodes, of Oswego, N. Y. (who was b. 8th July, 1817, at Bridgewater, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., and d. 12th July, 1S68, at Philadelphia). Had issue : 

(1.) James Houghtaling, b. 7th June, 1844, at Pulaski, N. Y., m. in Nov., 

1S69, Clara Keyt, of Rockford, 111. Issue, a daughter, not named. 
(2.) Mary Wright, b. "10th June, 1846, at Pulaski, N. Y., m. in July, 1866, 

William B. Smithctt. No issue. 
(3.) Catherine Houghtaling, b. 25th May, 1848, m. 1st Dec, 1866, Edward La 
Coste, of Rockford, 111. Issue : . 

(1). Frederick, b. 5th Aug., 1869, at Rockford, 111. 
(4.) Louisa Augusta, b. 19th Sept., 1850, at Pulaski, m. 12th Nov., 1S72, 

Ambrose S. Delaware, of Chicago, 111. 
(5.) William Schuyler Malcolm, b. 19th April, 1S56, at Oswego, N. Y.,d. 
30th Nov., 1872, in city of New York, a bachelor. 

(9.) Jane Rose, b. 8th Sept., 1823, at Varick, N. Y., m. Perkins, who died 

in Indiana, and has issue. 

(10.) A />ram, b. 27th Sept., 1S25, at Varick, N. Y.,m. in 1S53, Leila S. M'Ginnis, 
at Toliet, 111., d. 22d Tan-, 1872, at Areola, 111. Had issue : 

(1.) Amelia M'Ginnis, b. 17th Jan., 1857, at Lockport, 111. 
(2.) Caroline Ernestine, b. 13th March, 1859, at Joliet, 111. 
(3.) Margaret Morris, b. 25th Nov., i860, at JoHet, 111. 
(n.) Sarah Matilda.b. 27th March, 1828, at Varick, N. Y., m. Edmund II end rick, 
of Clyde, N. Y. Has issue. 

VII. Sarah Matilda, b. 16th April, 1797, at Hamilton, near Albany, N. Y., 
m. 15th Feb., 1S1S, Richard L. Lawrence, her first cousin (who was born in New 
York 4th March, 17SS, and died 12th April, 1S55, at La Fayette, Ind.) Resides at 
Clyde, N. Y. Had issue: 

'(1.) Mary, b. 20th Dec, 1S1S, at Bainbridge, N. Y., d. 23d Nov., 1S37, at Os- 
wego, N. Y. 

(2.) Henry C, b. 5th Aug., 1S20, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m., first, 15th Aug., 1854, 
Martha Stevens, who d. without issue at Knowlesville, N. Y., and secondly, in 

Feb., 1S57, Maria, widow of Flinthorn, d. 20th Dec, 1SG2, at La Fayette, 

Ind. Had issue by his second wife: 

(1.) Mattie S., b. 1st March, 1S59, at La Fayette, Ind. 
(2.) Anna E., b. 9th Aug., 1S61, at La Fayette, Ind. 
(3.) Emma, b. nth Jan., 1822, at Bainbridge, N. Y., m. 14th April, 1842, William 
S. Malcolm, of Oswego, N. Y. She d. 30th March, 1S65, at Oswego, N. Y. Had 
issue : 

(1.) Catharine S., b. 22d Feb., 1843, at Oswego. 
(2.) Mary Z., b. 24th June, 1845, at Oswego. 
(3.) Philip S., b. sothOct., 1S47, at Oswego. 
(4.) Emma, ) . b. 17th Sept., 1849, at Oswego. 
(5.) Sarah, \ twins » b. 17th Sept., 1849. d. Oct., 1S51. 
(6.) Richard L„ b. 27th June, 1852, at Oswego. 
(7.) William S., b. 2d June, 1S57, at Oswego. 
(8.) Anna Van Rensselaer, b. 15th Oct., 1S60, at Oswego. 
(4.) Ernestine, b. 30th Nov., 1823, at Norwich, N. Y., d. ioth Dec, 1837, at Os- 
wego, unm. 

(5.) George de Zeng, b. 14th Oct., 1S25, at Norwich, N. Y., m. — Sept., 1853, 
Hannah Jane Rochester, of La Fayette, Ind. He d. 30th Aug., 1S54, at La 
Fayette, and had issue : 

(1.) Maty B„ b. 27th June, 1S54. 
His widow m., secondly, II. D. Thomas, and resides at Williamsport, Warren Co., 

(6.) Eliza, b. 2d Aug., 1827, at Norwich, d. 9th March, 1870, at Oswego, N. Y. 

VIII. Maria Augusta, b. 6th April, 1S00, at Hamilton, Albany Co., N. Y., m. 
12th Sept., 1S25, William S. Stow, of Clyde, N. Y. (who was born 6th Oct., 1797, at 
Wilmington, Vermont), and resides at Clyde. She d. 25th Dec, 1S73. Had issue : 

1 874.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. 1. 13 

paragraph and the succeeding one, down to the words on page 144 : 
" First Generation. 1. Rev. Benjamin Woolsey," viz. : 

He purchased, Aug. 10, 1647, a plantation at Flushing, L. I. He m. 
Dec., 1647, at New York, his wife Rebecca (Cornell?). See p. 129 of 
The Record, July No., 1873. He probably resided at New York as a 

trader until 1664, and may have used his house and estate at Flushing 
during a part or all of the time as a summer home. He became possessed 
of land at Jamaica, L. J., Feb. 15, 1664, by deed from the town, whither 
it is believed that he soon removed, as one of its first settlers, and where 
lie d., after a supposed residence of some thirty years and more, Aug. 17, 
169S, at. 87-8, as lie was b. in 1610. In 1673 he was chosen town-clerk, 
and his handwriting is still freshly legible upon the town records; His 
will bears date Nov. 2, 1691, and was proven Feb. 22, 169S-9, and reads 
as follows, as recorded in Queens Co. Records, Fol. A, p. 432, and kindly 
copied for the writer by Mr. Henry Onderdonk, Jr., of Jamaica : " George 
Woolsey, of Jamaica, weak of body, gives his oldest son George his land 
at Reaver Pond; to son Thomas, the i5-acre lot west of Anton Waters' 
home-lot ; to his son John, his 30-acre lot by the Little Plains, and 2 oxen 
after his decease, and all his wearing apparel; to his daughter Mary, 1 
feather-bed and bolster, 2 pillows, 1 pr. sheets, and 2 coverlets, to be 
delivered at her day of marriage, or when she attains the age of 18, and 1 
cow; to his wife Rebecca, the remainder of his lands and tenements, 
goods and chattels, during life. At her decease, the lands anil tenements 
not already given he gives to his 3 sons, George, Thomas, and John, to 
be equally divided, and his goods and chattels to his 3 daughters, Sarah 
(Hallett), Rebecca (Wiggins), and Mary Woolsey, equally." 

The order of his children is believed to have been tins, or much like 
it: Sarah, George, Thomas, Rebecca, John, Mary. His son Capt. George 
(made Capt. in 1696), b. Oct. 10, 1652, d. at Dosoris, L. J., Jan. 19, 
1740, Where his tomb is to be found to this day. Thomas Woolsey, b. hi 
1655, had a wife Ruth. He removed in his later years (not probably 
until after 17 12) to Bedford, Westchester Co., N. Y. See Bolton's Hist. 
West. Co. for anything further known of him. John Woolsey (brother to 
Capt. George and Thomas) had wife Abigail, who d. about 1729. He 
appears in the Jamaica Records as a resident there as late as 1711. 

With what light the writer now has, he sees no way out of the difficul- 
ties that still beset the subject than to suppose that Capt. George Wool- 
sey and wife Hannah were the parents of a third George Woolsey, also 
called Capt. George, b. somewhere about 1780, who went to Hopewell, N.J. 
(see note, p. 144), about 1 710, and was the ancestor of the New Jersey Wool- 
>cys, and brother of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, b. Nov. 19, 1787. 
Capt. George Woolsey (with wife Hannah) sold, in 1722 (as per Jamaica 
Records), " to Benjamin Woolsey, of Soulhold, for .t'300, the land at Reaver 
Pond, Jamaica, on which he (Capt. George) now lives." It is scarcely 
credible that he would, after 1722, when beyond 70 years of age, remove 
to a farm of 21S acres at Pennington, to begin life all anew there. Before 
the conclusion of the articles now in progress on the Woolsey lineage, the 
writer hopes to succeed in his efforts to find the missing link that will 
rightly connect together Capt. George Woolsey, of Jamaica, and Rev. 
Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris. 

Here is also the right place in which to add some facts recently 
obtained respecting various parties already spoken of. On p. 144, add to 

14 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [Jan., 

the record of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey that Abigail Taylor, his wife, was 
l>. in 1695, and d. at Stamford, Ct., March 29, 1771, ict, j6. On p. 145, 
add another child to the list of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey's six children, as 
Xo. VII., viz.: Theodosia Woolsey, l>. about 1732, who d. Se/t. 26, 1747. 
Col. Melancthon Woolsey (on same page) m. Rebecca Lloyd, Jan. 24, 
1741. On p. 146, add, "under head 12. V., that Sarah Lloyd was b. fitly 
-> 1 753- Under head 16. III., Mrs. Cornelia A. (Lawrence) Hillhouse 
is wrongly stated to have died June 25, 1856, and is still living <*l New 
Haven. On p. 148, under head 26. VIII., add that James Lloyd Borland 
was/'. May 24, 1819. On p. 151, under head 40. IV., add to account 
given of Rev. Edward Winthrop that he was grad. at Yale in 1831, and 
was Prof, of Sacred Literature in the Episcopal T/ieol. Sent, at Lexington, 
Ay., a ml afterwards rector of St. Paul's Ch. at Cincinnati, O. ; A/arietta, 
O. ; and A'orwalh, O. ; and, last of all, at Highgate, I't. //em. Marian 
Penney, and, for a second wife, Elizabeth Andnts. On u. 153, under head 
46. VI., Julia Killen Porter should be jTiotia, etc. Let the last line of the 
page read thus concerning the children of William Walton Woolsey, Esq. : 
LLe had eight children, the youngest of whom, Theodosia, b. Oct. 1810, d. 
Aug. 9, 181 1, and ivas interred at New Haven. On p. 154, add 1049. II., 
concerning Mrs. Elizabeth W. Winthrop, that she d. Oct. 28, 1863; and, 
under same head, that Win. T. Johnson, Esq.,//. Oct. 28, 186S. On p. 
155, under head 50. III., let it read that John M. Woolsey had five 
children ; 

1. Sarah Chaunccy Woolsey, h. fan. 29, 1S35. 

2. Jane Andrews Woolsi r, h. Oct. 25, 1836. 

3. Elizabeth Dwight Wuolsey, b. April 24, 1S3S. 

4. Theodore Walt n Woolsey, l>. Sept. 7, 1840. 

5. William Walton Woolsey, b. July is, 1842, m. June 1, iS6c), Catharine Buck- 
ingham Convers, lives on a plantation at Aiken, S. C, and lias had one child, 
Clara Constance Woolsey,!). Jan. 9, 1872, and d. June 11, 1S72. 

These facts concerning John M. Woolsey's family have been at differ- 
ent times sought for, but never before obtained.] 

Fourth Generation. 

53. VI. Pres. Theodore Dwioht Woolsey, D.D., Id-. I), (son of 
William Walton Woolsey, Esq., of New York, and Elizabeth Dwight: see 
pages 153-5 of Record for 1873), b. Oct. 3i,.i8oi,grad. at Vale, in 1S20, 
tutor there (1823-5), studied theology at Princeton and New Haven, and 
spent several years (1827-30) in stud}' and travel in Europe. He was for 
twenty years Prof, of the Greek Language and Literature (1831-51), anil 
Pres. of Yale College for twenty-five years (1846 71). He in. Sept. 5, 
1833, Elizabeth Martha Salisbury, b. Nov. 30, 1812 (dau. of Josiah Salis- 
bury, of Boston, Mass., and Abbey Hreese). She d. Nov. 3, 1852, and he 
m. for second wile, Sept. 6, 1854, Sarah Sears l'richard, b. March 3, 1824 
Plan, of Oilman l'richard, of 15 iston, and Mary Hriggs). IL' i^ the author 
ol several classical college textbooks — "The Alceslis of Kuripides," 
"The Prometheus of /Kschylus," "The Antigone of ./Kschylus," "The 
Llectra of Sophocles," and "The Ciorgias ol Plato"; and also of three 
legal works — " Introduction to the Stud) ol International Law," " Kssays 
on Divorce," and "Divorce and Divorce Legislation"; and of "A 
Volume of Sermons." Since his resignation of the president) ol Yale, he 
has continued to give instnu tion in the College, as in international law, 

1S74] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. I 5 

to successive classes in the graduate department, and he gives lectures also 
in the law and theological schools. Beside also preaching from time to 
time on special occasions of various kinds, he has written law articles on 
important questions of the day for different leading newspapers and 
magazines. He has delivered a course of lectures of late on polytheism 
and foreign missions, at Andover Theol. Sem., Mass. He is an active 
member, likewise, of the Bible Revision Committee in this country, which 
has been at work for a year past or more, in union with a similar commit- 
tee of Knglish scholars, in preparing a new and improved version of the 
Scriptures. He was the President of "The Evangelical Alliance," whose 
large and interesting sessions and proceedings have so recently terminated. 
He has had thirteen children : 


i. Edit-ard Salisbury, b. June 10, 1*34, d. Dec. 17, i^43. of scarlet fever. 

2. Elizabeth Woolsey, b. Nov. 30, 1^35, d. of scarlet fever, Dec. 17, 1S43. 

3. A^nes Woolsey, b. June 30, 183S, m. May 14, iS63, Rev. Edgar Laing Hecr- 
mance, b. April 30, 1S33 (son of Rev. Henry Heermance, of Kinderhook, N. V., 
and Catharine Laing), grad. at Yale, in 1858, and at the N. H. Theol. Sem., in 1861, 
pastor of the Dutch Ref. Ch. at Castleton, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. (1S61-9), Since 
1S71 lie lias resided at New Haven, Ct. No children. 

4. William Walton Woolsey, b. pine 12, 1840, d. Dec. 31, 1S43, of scarlet fever. 

5. Laura Woolsey, b. June 22, 1842, d. of typhoid fever, March 23, 1 ->« > r , « /. 1S. 
0. Catharine Woolsey,h. Jan. 17, 1S45, d. June 7, 1S54, at Amherst, Max., when 

on a journey. 

7. Martha Woolsey, b. July 7, 1847, d. of bilious dysentery, at Jerusalem, Pales- 
tine, Dec 6, 1^70. 

S. Helen Woolsey, b. Aug. 7, 1849, d. of same disease as her sister, at Jerusalem, 
Dec. S, 1S70. 

<). Theodore Salisbury Woolsey, b. Oct. 22, 1S52, grad. at Yale, in i?72, is a 
student ol law at New Haven, Ct. 

I1Y st'.i 'i >M> WI1 I". 

10. Mary Prichard Woolsey, 1>. Sept. 1. 1- = ;. 

1 1. yohn Muifson Woolsey, b. Feb, 13, 1858, d. of typhoid fever, March 13, 1S61. 

12. (,',v>xv Woolsey, l>. May 2, 1861. 

13. Edith Woolsey, b. July 2, 1864^ 

54. VII. Sarah Woolsey (dau. of Win. W. Woolsey, Esq., and 
Elizabeth Uvvight), b. Oct. 27, 1805, in. April 19, 1835, Charles Frederic 
Johnson, b. Sept. 10, 1S04 (only son of Robert C. Johnson, of Stratford, 
( 'I., ami Catharine Bayard, dau. of Nicholas Bayard, of New York, and 
Catharine Livingstone). He was trained to the law, but has been all his 
lite an amateur farmer at Owego, Tioga Co., X. Y., devoting himself 
especially to reading and study. She d. at Paris, France, Feb. 28, 1870, 
at. 64. 


1. Chart r Frederic 7ohttson, l>. May s, 1 S36, at New York, grad. at Yale, in 1S55, 
was Asst. prof. ol Mathematics in the U. S. Naval School at Annapolis, Mil., from 
1S65, when it was temporarily adjourned to Newport, R, I., to 1-70. lie is now 
Supt. ol the Urislol IronWorks, at Owego, N. Y. lie m., Ian. 2*. 1872, i:ii/a- 
both I. Mc Vlpinc (dau. ol Hon. William |. McAlpine, of Pittsfield, Mass.) 

2. Susan ' M,b. I><<\ 28, 1S38, d. May, 1839. 

3- Anita '/,. . 7/ Johnson, b. in 1840, resides, unmarried, in Owego. 

•I- " ' •' ■ " ■ i' Johnson, b. June 24, 1841, grad. at Yale, in 1S02, was .\ss(. 
Prof, of .Mathematics at the U. S. Naval School at Annapolis, Md. (iSi>4 0), and 
Prof, ol Mathematics at Kenyon Coll., Gambier, O. I is 70 -a), ami since 187a, at St. 
John's Coll , Annapolis. He m. Aug. 12, iSog, Susanna Leverctt Uatcheller (dau. 

1 6 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [Jan., 

of Rev. Brede Batchcller, of Annapolis). Has two children : Charles William and 
Theodore W< olsey. 

5. Katharine Bayard Johnson, b. about 1844, is a student of painting at Paris, 

6. Nicholas Bayard Johnson, b. Sept., 1S49, d. soon. 

Third Generation. 

35. IX. Elizabeth Woolsey (dau. of Benjamin Woolscy, Jr., of 
Dosoris, and Ann Muirson, his second wife), b. Sept. 22, 1768, m. about 
1788, William Dunlap, b. at Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 19,^1766 (son of 
Samuel Dunlap, from the North of Ireland), who was an artist and author 
of considerable note. He studied painting under the celebrated Benjamin 
West, and successfully adopted his style. He was originally devoted to 
military matters, and bore the colors of the 47th British. Regiment, 
"Wolfe's Own," on "the Plains of Abraham," and was carried off, [ 
wounded, from the field on which his commander died. * He afterwards | 
addicted himself variously, for some years, to painting, literary enterprises, 
and theatrical management (the Park. Theatre, N. Y.), and miscellaneous 
undertakings; but in 181 7, when 51 years old, became chiefly and perma- 
nently a painter. He was the author of several works, some of them of | 
decided merit, as " A Biography of Charles Brockden Brown," " The J 
Memoir of George Frederic Cooke," "The English Actor," "The History 
of the American Theatre " (1832), "The Arts of Design in the United 
States" (1834), "Thirty Years Ago" (a novel), in 1836, and "The His- 
tory of the New Netherlands" (pub. in 1840). He d. Sept. 28, 1839, at. 
73. He had two children, Margaret and John Alexander Dunlap. Of 
their history the writer knows .nothing. 

Third Generation. 

36. X. George Muirson Woolsey (son of Benjamin Woolsey, Jr., of 
Dosoris, and Ann Muirson), b. April 14, 1772, m. Sept. 27, 1797, Abby 
Howland, b. Aug. 27, 1776 (dau. of Joseph Howlaml, of Norwich, Ct., 
and Lydia Coit, whom he ra. May 27,^72). He was a large shipping 
merchant in New York. He owned ffreen Hook, L. I., as his personal 
estate. She d. in London, Eng., March 4, 1833, at. 56. He d. at his 
country-seat, Casina, in Newtown, L. I., July 15, 1851, at. 79. 

Fourth Generation — Children : 

55. I. George Muirson Woolsey, b. about 179S, d. unmarried, in 
Liverpool, Eng., having been for twenty years and more a great invalid. 

56. II. Alexis Woolsky, b. about 1799, d. in infancy. 

57. III. Edward Woolsey, b. about 1800, d. soon. 

58. IY. Charles William Woolsey, b. March 4, 1S02, ra. June 2S, 
1827, Jane Eliza Newton, b. Nov. 9, 1801 (dau. of William Newton, of 
Virginia, and Jane Stuart). He perished in the Lexington, on L. I» 
Sound, Jan. 13, 1840, leaving behind him a young family of eight chil- 
dren, seven daughters and a son, the eldest but twelve years old. His 
witlow still resides in New York. 

His children were: 

1. Abby Howland Woolsey, who lives, unmarried, in New York 

2. Jane Stuart Woolsey, who resides there also, unmarried. 

;.] ■ Descendants of Rev Benjamin JVooIsey, of Dosoris, L. I. \J 

3- Mc> eth Watts Woolsey, who m. June 16, 1853, Rev. Robert S. How- 

land, D.D., Episcopal, new of New York. She d. May 31, 1864, leaving b 
r four daughters : Mary Woolsey, Abby Roberta, Una Felice (b. in R< 
y), and G :orgiana. 

-'• Georgiana Muirson . ivho m. Dr. Francis Bacon, b. Sept. 5, 1S31 (son 

. Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon, of New Haven, Ct., and Lucy Johnson), Prof, of Sur 
ry in the Yale Med. School, since 1S64. No children. 

5- El who m. Joseph Hovvland, an amateur farmer at Mat- 

iwan, Dutchess Co., N. Y. No children. 

6. //. 'sey, who m. Jan. 7, 1869, Dr. Hugh Lenox Hodge, 
L.D., of Philadelphia, grad. at Princeton, in 1814, Prof, of Obstetrics in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. They have one son. 

7. Caroline Carson. Woolsey, who m. Edward Mitchell, grad. at Columbia Coll.. 
in 1861 (son of Judge William Mitchell, of New York), a lawyer in New York. 
They have one child, Eliza, b. Oct. 26, 1868. 

8. Col. Charles William Woolsey, b. April iS, 1840, who m. April 25, 1867, 
Arixene Southgate Smith, b. Nov. 2, 1843 (dau. of Prof. Henry B. Smith, of Union 
Theol. Sem., N. Y., and Elizabeth Lee Allen). He is a gentleman farmer at Briar 
Cliff, near Sing Sing, N. Y. They have two children : 

(1). Charles Howlana Woolsey, b. in Rome, Italy, Jan., 1868. 
(2). Mary Malleville Woolsey, b. at Briar Cliff, Feb. 22, 1S72. 

59. V. Edward John Woolsey (son of George Muirson Woolsey and 
Jane Abby Howland), b. Oct. 31, 1803, m. Emily Phillips Aspinwall, of 
New York (sister of Wm, H. Aspinwall and John Lloyd Aspinwall, Esqrs., 
of New York). He d. at Astoria, L. I., where his widow still resides, 
June 30, 1873, cet. 71. He had four sons, only one of whom the writer 
supposes to be now living, Edward John Woolsey, Ji\, of Astoria. To 
him, says a recent newspaper, "he gave by his will $100,000 and his real 
estate in Newtown, L. I., with the furniture, books, pictures, wines, crops, 
and farm utensils and stock, and a farm and island adjoining, with other- 
property; and to his wife, all the rest of his real and personal estate, 
including a country-seat at Lenox, Mass. — one of the finest in the State." 
More exact information was sought from the best sources for procuring it, 
but without success. 

Here ends the enumeration of the descendants of Rev. Benjamin 
Wcolsey, of Dosoris, that have borne or still bear the family name. But 
two of his six children were sons, and many of their descendants wear 
other names than theirs. The mass of his descendants represent feminine 
branches of the family. 

On p. 145, Vol. IV. (1873), in grouping together the six children of 
Rev. Benj. Woolsey, it was stated that, from want of sufficient light upon 
the subject, the arrangement of the daughters was somewhat conjectural. 
Further facts recently obtained, which were before sought in vain, leave 
their relative order as already given unchanged, but show that Sarah 
Woolsey (Mrs. John Lloyd), the consideration of. whose family history 
comes next, enumerated as No. II., and that Benjamin Woolsey, 
!... now No. II., should be made No. III. 

Second Generation. 

4. III. Sarah Woolsey (dau. of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey raid Abigail 
or), b. April 17, 1719, m. Dec. 24, 1741, John Lloyd/* b. Feb. 9, 

* The following letter, a copy of which has come into the writer's possession, from one cf 
-.1 collateral kinswomen, will interest the descendants of these parties : 

" Lloyd's Manor, Oct. io, 174'. . 
" Sir: As my son John has sometime made suit to vour daughter, Miss Sarah, I conclude it 

1 8 "^Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [Jan., 

1711-12 (son of Henry Lloyd and Rebecca Nelson, and brother to Re- 
becca Lloyd, who m. Col. Melancthon Taylor Woolsey. See p. 145, Vol. 
IV.) He was a gentleman farmer, living at Lloyd's Manor, on Lloyd's 
Neck L. I. like his father before him. In the Revolutionary war lie was 
actively employed as commissary for the State of Connecticut. She d. 
Sept. 3, 1760, id. 41. 

Third Generation— Children : 

60. I. Hknry Lloyd, b. at Stamford, Ct., July 22, 1743, d. unmar- 
ried, at Lloyd's Neck, Jan. 14, 1825, cet. 81. 

61. II. John Lloyd, Jr., b. at Stamford, Feb. 22, i744-5> d. Dec. 24, 

62. III. Rf.lecca Lloyd, b. there, Jan. 2, 1746-7, m. Lt.-Gov. John 
Broome, a wealthy New York merchant. His descendants the writer has 
not been able to trace. 

63. IV. Thlodosia Lloyd, b. there, Jan. 10, 1748, d. July 20, 1749. 

64. V. Abigail Lloyd, b. there, Feb. 13, 1750-1, m. Dr. James I 
well, of New York, and d. at Lloyd's Manor, about 1830. Her daughters 
were Mrs. Lewis Weld, of Hartford, Ct. ; Mrs. John T. Norton, of Farra- 
ingtcn, Ct. ; and Mrs. Courtland Van Rensselaer. 

65. VI. Sarah Lloyd, b. there, July 2, 1753,111. Hon. James Hill- 
house, of New Haven, without issue. Seep. 145 of Vol. IV., No. 12. V. 

66. VII. Margaret Lloyd, b. there, Dec. 5, 1756, d. March 11, 


61. II. John Lloyd, Jr. (son of John Lloyd and Sarah Woolsey), b. 
Feb. 22, 1745, m. April, 1783, Amelia White, b. in 1760 (dau. of Rev. 
Ebenezer White, of Danbury, Ct.) He lived at Lloyd's Manor, where he 
d. Dec. 24, 1792, at. 47. She d. at Danbury, Ct., Aug., 1818, at. 58. 

Fourth Generation — Children .- 

67. I. John Nelson Lloyd, b. Dec. 30, 1783, grad. at Yale, in 1802, 
m. in 1815, Phebe T. Coles (dau. of Gen. Nathaniel Coles, of Don 

L. I.) He was a man of liberal culture, and devoted himself zealously 
and skilfully to the interests of his large manorial estate (1,239 acres) at 
Lloyd's Neck. He d. in New York, June 1, 1841, cet. 57. 
He had four children : 

1. John Nelson Lloyd, Jr., b. about 1816. 

2. Henry Lloyd, b. about 1S1S, now living at Lloyd's Manor. 

is with your and Mrs. Woolsey's approbation ; and, at his request, I hereby signify mine— hoping, 
if they come together, it may be to their mutual happiness and with ttie good liking of all con- 
cerned. His circumstances being such as to enable him to live comfortably without any imme- 
diate dependence on me, I think little need be said on that head, only thus far— as he is my son and 
ha:; much oi my affection, I have, in the disposition of what estate I possess, considered him as 
. without being over-concerned to make an elder son to the disinheriting of the younger 
Men. And 1 shall trust that Mrs. Woolsey and you will provide for Miss Sarah, as your 

" I p. -ay our best regards may be acceptable to yourself and lady— not forgetting your young 

" I am. Sir, 

" Your very humble servant, 

" II. Lloyd. 
" To Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, 
" Dosoris, L. I." 

1874.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. I 9 

3. Angelina Lloyd, b. about 1820, who m. in 1839, Joseph M. Higby, of Quiney, 
III. She d. about 1S42, leaving a dau., Charlotte, who m. Oscar Schmidt. 

4. Phebe Lloyd, b. about 1S22, who m. Dr. Alexander H. Stevens, of New. York, 
and d. recently, leaving several children. 

Dates of births, marriages, and deaths have been carefully inquired 
after, in respect to the children of John N. Lloyd, Esq., and may yet be 
obtained for insertion in the next number of this series of articles. 

68. II. Angelina Lloyd, b. Sept. 12, 1785, m. July 8, 1809, George 
Washington Strong, b. Jan. 20, 1783 (son of Judge Selah Strong, of Se- 
tauket, L. I., and Anna Smith (dau. of William Henry Smith and Marga- 
ret Lloyd, the sister of John Lloyd, who m. Sarah Woolsey. Wra. Henry 
Smith was the grandson of Col. William Smith, often called " Tangier 
Smith." See Hist. Strong Family, by the author, Vol. I., p. 619-20), 
grad. at Yale, in 1803, a leading lawyer in New Y^ork. She d. Sept. 20, 
1814, cct. 29, and he m. again. He d. June 27, 1855, cct. 72. For full 
account of his family history, early and late, see Hist. Strong Family, pp. 


Two children : 

1. Eloise Lloyd Strong, b. May 13, 1S10, who m. Sept. 14. 1S34, Elias Haske t 
Derby, b. Sept. 24, 1S03 (son of Gen. Elias Basket Derby, of Salem, Mass., and 
Lucy Brown), grad. at Harvard, in 1824, a lawyer in Boston, largely engaged in 
railroad matters. They have had seven children : 

(1.) Basket Derby, M.D., b. June 29, 1835, grad. at Amherst, in 1855, an oculist 
;.i Boston. He m. Sarah, dau. of Rev. Charles Mason, of Boston. 

(2.) George Strong Derby, b. Jan. 29, 1S37, d. Dec. 17, 1S37. 

(3.) George Strong Derby, b. Oct. 17, 1S3S, grad. at Harvard Law School, in 1SC1, 
a lawyer in Boston. 

(4.) Nelson Lloyd Derby, b. May 4, 1841, d. Nov, 27, 1S44. 

(5.) Richard Henry Derby, M.D., b. March 12, 1S44, grad. at Harvard, in 1SG5, 
and studied his profession in Berlin, Prussia, an oculist in New York. 

(6.) Nelson Lloyd Derby, b. Sept. S, 1S46, grad. at Harvard, in 1S67, and after- 
wards at the Lawrence Scientific School, a student of architecture in Berlin, 

(7.) Lucy Derby, b. July 15, 1S5L in Boston. 

2. Mary Amelia Strong (dau. of George W. Strong and Angelina Lloyd), b. Aug. 
•?5, 1S13, resides, unmarried, in New York. 

69. III. Mary Amelia Lloyd (dau. of John Lloyd, Jr., and Amelia 
White), b. Feb. 19, 1791, d. in New York, Jan. 10, 1806, cct. 15. 

Seeowl Generation. 

5. IV. Hannah Woolsey (dau. of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Doso- 
ris, and Abigail Taylor, of Oyster Bay, L. I.), b. about 1724, m. about 
174.1, Samuel McCoun, Jr., of Oyster Bay, b. in 171 1 (son of Samuel 
McCoun, b. in 1674, and d., cct. 84, Dec. 9, 1758, and Martha Coles. 
Samuel McCoun was son of John McCoun, the settler, of Westerley, R. I.) 

1 Samuel McCoun, senior and junior, were, one or both of them, land-sur- 
veyors appointed by the town, and were, as the Records show, large pro- 
prietors of land. He d. May 4, 1749, cct. 38. She m. for a second hus- 

' band, Oct. 24, 1760, Daniel Youngs, of Oyster Bay Cove, as his second 
wife, without issue. He d. Dec. 13, 1783, cct. 65. She d. at Nassau, N. Y. 

20 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Wbolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [Jan., 

Dec. 19, 1792. He was a large farmer and a man of great respecta- 
bility, and a lineal descendant of Rev. John Youngs, the first Episcopal 
minister of Southold, L. I. Some of the descendants of Daniel Youngs, 
by his first marriage, still occupy the old family mansion at Oyster Bay. 

[John McCoun, the settler, came to Westerley, R. I., from Aberdeen- 
shire, Scotland, in Cromwell's day. In 1660-1, he, with others, obtained, 
as the town records show, patents for lands which they had purchased of 
the Indians. In 167 1 and '79, he and others were summoned before the 
Governor and Council, and took the oath of fidelity to Charles II. He 
had four sons — Samuel, Daniel, Joseph, and William. Samuel settled at 
Oyster Bay, and m. Martha Coles, by whom he had several daughters and 
two sons. Samuel and John. William McCoun (brother to Samuel, and 
son of John, the settler) followed him to Oyster Bay, where he m. Mary 
Townsend. They were the ancestors of Chancellor William T. McCoun, 
of Oyster Bay, from whom much of the information here given has been 

Third Generation— Children : 

.70. I. Martha McCoun, b. about 1742. 

71. II. John McCoun, b. Nov. 27, 1743, d. Feb. 16, 1812, erf. 6S. 

72. III. Yioletta McCoun, b. about 1744. 

73. IY. Samuel McCoun, b. about 1746, m. a Miss Thome, and was 
a farmer in Newburg, N. Y. He had two sons, Coles and Henry, who 
lived in Newburg, and two other children. 

74. Y. Annie McCoun, b. about 1748, who m. Daniel Noble. 

75. YI. Phebe McCoun, b. about 1749, m. John Bininger, of New 
York, who d. without issue, about 1839, in Belleville, Canada. She also 
d. there. 

With many efforts made in vain to trace the history of the other chil- 
dren of Hannah (Woolsey) McCoun, the writer succeeded only in respect to 
one. The early records of most American families out of New England 
are found by investigators generally to be sadly incomplete. Wheie\ er 
they can be found they should be secured at once with all diligence. 

71. II. John McCoun (son of Samuel McCoun, Jr., .and Hannah 
Woolsey), b. Nov. 27, 1743, m. March 20, 1768, Elizabeth Townsend, ot 
Oyster Bay (dau. of Henry Townsend, afterwards of Chester, N. Y., and 
Elizabeth Titus). He removed from Nassau, N. Y., to Troy, N. Y4 
where he was a merchant, and where he d. Feb. 16, 181 2, eet. 68. She d. 
Jan. 6, 1S15. " She was very charitable and hospitable." 

Fourth Generation — Children .• 

72. I. Townsend McCoun, b. Jan. 31, 1769, m. at Nassau, N. Y., 
Feb. 21, 1794, Sarah Yail, b. Oct. 2, 1775 (dau. of Moses Vail, of Wash- 
ington, N. Y., and Phebe Holmes, Aaron, father of Moses Yail, was a 
noted Quaker preacher in Dutchess Co., N. Y.) He was a merchant in 
Troy, where he lived for forty years (1 794-1834), much respected for his 
good sense, integrity, and benevolence, and for his enterprise and public 
spirit, and was one of the most prominent men of his day in Troy. He d. 
Sept. 21, 1834, eet. 65. His widow resided still in Troy, in 1869, at. 93. 

They had four children : 

1874-] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woohey, of Dosoris, L. I. 2 1 

i. Isaac McCoun, b. March 21, 1795, d. Jan. 27, 1796. 

2. Charles McCoun, b. Aug. 21, 1797, d. July 10, 1S15. 

3. y,w<\f McCoun, b. Oct. 5, 1800, d. Oct. 31, 1802. 

4. Phebe McCoun, b. March 3, 1S03, m. May 12, 1S24. Phinehas Henry Buckley, 
b. March 1, 1S00 (son of Thomas Buckley, a Hour merchant in New York and 
Prest. of the Bank of America, and Anna Lawrence. He was b. at Bristol, Pa., 
Jan. 29, 1771, and d. April 28, 1S46. She, b. in New York. May 22, 1772, d. July 
11, 1S46. They were m. Sept. 11, 1793). He was a merchant at Troy, in company 
with Townsend McCoun, Esq. She d. March 15, 1S38, at. 35, and he m. for a 
second wife Julia, dau. of Nathaniel Lawrence, of New York. For the last ten 
years of his life (1S56-66) he resided at Rutherfurd Park, N. J. He d. Oct. 16, 
1S66, at. 66. They had seven children : 

(r.) Sarah McCoun Buckley, b. Feb. 14, 1825, who resides, unmarried, at Troy, 
N. Y. 

(2.) Anna Lawrence Buckler, b. April 19, 1S27, m. Oct. 17, 1S4S, Robert Walter 
Rutherfurd, of Rutherfurd Park, N. J. (formerly called " Edgcrston," a family seat), 
b. July 14, 1S1S (son of Robt. W. Rutherfurd and Sabina Elliott Morris*), a large 
landholder. " Edgerston " took its name from an old family seat in Scotland of 
the same name, which is still held by one branch of the family. The Rutherfurds 
are near of kin to William Alexander, Lord Sterling, a General in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

(3.) Townsend McCoun Buckley, b. May 28, 1S29, d. Aug. 29, 1S31. 

(4.) Townsend McCoun Buckley, b. Sept. 19, 1S31, was engaged in manufactu- 
ring in Troy, but in 1858 removed to Mobile, Ala. He was in the Confederate 
Army in the late war, and in the Battle of Shiloh. He d. unmarried, at Mobile, 
Sept. 26, 1862. 

(5.) Thomas Buckley, b. July 18, 1S33, is treasurer of a cotton and woolen fac- 
tory at Troy. 

(6.) Phebe McCoun Buckler, b. May 11, 1836, m. June 2, 1S58, Thomas Matthew 
Wigham, a broker in New York (son of Isaac Wigham and Mary Lydia Seaman). 
-„ (7). Elizabeth Williams Buckley, b. March 4, 1838. 

73. II. Hon. Samuel McCoun (son of John McCoun, of Troy, and 
Elizabeth Townsend), b. Sept. 18, 1772, and twin with John McCoun, Jr., 
m. Feb. 7, 1801, Margaret Snow, b. June 18, 1780 (dau. of Joseph Snow, 
of Providence, R. I., and Sarah Badger). He was a merchant in New 
York at first, and afterwards at Troy, N. Y., ahid was Mayor of the city 
at the time of his death, March 25, 1830. " He was a man of culture 
and of extensive travel." She d. June 5, 1847. 

They had three children : 

1. Elizabeth McCoun, b. Nov. 8, 1S01, d. Aug. 25, 1S02. 

2. John Townsend McCoun, b. May 22, 1S03. 

3. William Henry McCoun, b. July 21, 1805, d. Feb. 7, 1S06. 

2. John Townsend McCoun (son of Hon. Saml. McCoun and Mar- 
garet Snow), b. May 22, 1803, m. Sept. 9, 1828, Angelica Rachel Douw 
Lane, b. Jan. 5, 1809 (dau. of Derrick Lane, b. April 30, 1755. and An- 
gelica Van Rensselaer, b. at Claverack, N. Y., July 21, 1770). He was a 
merchant at Troy, and, in his later years, president of a bank there. He 
d. April 28, 1 86 1. His widow has resided there since his death. 

He had seven children : 

* Sabina E. Morris was the eldest dau. of Col. Lewis Morris, of Morrisania, N. Y., and Ann 
Elliott. The tract of land called Morrisania was bought by Lewis Morris, the first royal 
Governor of New Jersey, and descended to the eldest son in each generation successively. Col. 
Morris was an active officer in the Revolutionary' War. and one of the signers of the Declaration 
of Independence. The eldest son of Col. Lewis Morris (who m. Ann EliiotO d. in S. Carolina 
during the recent Rebellion, and the estate at Morrisania was sold, and the avails of the sale were 
divided among his other children, as the writer is informed by one of the family. 


2 2 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woohey, of Dosoiis, L. I. [Jan., 

(i.) Angelica Lane McCoun, b. Oct. 4, 1829, m. Dec. 4, 1850, hcrcousin, Thomas 
McCoun tibbits, b. Jan. 22, 1S25 (son of Elisha Tibbits, of Troy, and Sarah 
McCoun), a flour manufacturer and merchant in Troy, N. V. They have had two 

(2.) Samuel McCain, b. March 25, 1S31, d. Jan. 15, 1832. 

(3.) Margaret McCoun, b. March 4, 1S33, m. March 20, 1S5S, Francis Wayland 
Fellowes (son of James Fellowes, of New Haven, Ct., and Waite Tripp Simpson), 
an importer for some years in New York. He has resided for some timeatSauga- 
tuck, Ct. Two children. 

(4.) Capt. John Townsend McCoun, b. Oct. 14, 1835, a merchant at Troy, and 
after 1S69, at Chicago, 111. He served as Capt. in the 169th New York Regt. 
for a year in the late war. 

(5.) Samuel McCoun, b. Jan. 20, 1S40, d. March 12, 1S47. 

(6.) Elizabeth McCoun, b. May2S, 1S41, d. March 21, 1843. 

(7.) Townsend McCoun, b. May 27, 1S45, a clerk at Chicago, 111. 

74. III. John McCoun, 'jr. (son of John McCoun and Elizabeth 
Townsend), b. Sept. 18, 1772, twin with Hon. Samuel McCoun, m. Maria 
Miller. He was a merchant at Troy, where he d. Aug. 5, 18 12. His 
widow m. afterwards John Schuyler, Jr., of Watervliet, N. Y. 

They had two children : 

1. Elizabeth McCoun, b. July 3, 1S06, d. July 17, 1S17. 

2. John Townsend McCoun, b. Jan. 22, 1810, d. March 26, 1S27. 

75. IV. Hannah McCoun (dau. of John McCoun, of Troy, and 
Elizabeth Townsend), b. Sept. 2, 1776, m. at Nassau, N. Y., Oct. 12, 
1793, Joseph Card, b. at Newport, R. I., July 5, 1766 (son of Richard 
Card, of that place, and Waite Tripp), a merchant at Troy, commonly 
called " Capt. Card," from his habit of going down the Hudson to New" 
York in sloops belonging tojhs firm. He d. May 2, 1837, cut. 71. She d. 
Dec. 1, 1849, eel. 73. 

They had five children : 

1. Elizabeth Grace Card, b. May 12, 1796, m. Oct. 14, 1S13, George Selden. of 
Lyme, Ct. She d. Sept. 26, 1S27, after which he removed to Erie, Pa. They had 
six children : 

(1.) Charles Townsend Selden, b. Nov. 9, 1S15, d. in 1831. 

(2.) Joseph Card Selden, b. Aug. 16, 1S17, lived at Erie, Pa., where he d. Jan. 

(3.) Samuel Selden, b. July 9, 1S21, resides at Erie. 

(4.) Martlia Elizabeth Selden, b. May 1, 1S23, m. Samuel Fellowes, of Troy, N. 
Y. She d. Nov. 8, 1844. 

(5.) John Card Selden, b. Nov. 29, 1S25, m. a Miss Griswold, of Lyme, Ct., a 
resident of Erie, Pa. 

(6.) George Selden, b. Sept. 26, 1S27, a resident of Eric. 

2. John McCoun Card '(son of Joseph Card and Hannah McCoun), b. April 26, 
1799, d. unmarried, at Trov, April 2, 1847. 

3. Richard William Card, b. Oct. 10, 1804, a clerk at the Burdins Iron-Works, 
in Trov. He d. unmarried, March 25, 1S62. 

-i. Martha Maria Card, b. Dec. 6, 1S07, m. May 31, 1831, Townsend McCoun 
Vail, b. Feb. 28, 1S03 (son of Joseph Vail, b. in Dutchess Co., N. Y., April 27, 
1770, and Mary Vail, b. at Westchester, N. Y., March 20. 17S9), a flour manufac- 
turer and merchant at Troy, N. Y., and a director in two banks. They have had 
four children : 

(1.) Samuel McCoun Vail b. June 7, 1832, m. June 7, 185S, Fanny Hart, b. July 
14, 1S35 (dau. of Richard Philip Hart, of Troy, and Betsey Elizabeth Howard), a 
resident of Troy. 

(2.) Joseph Card Vail, b. May 25, 1S35, d. Sept. 21, 1836. 

(3.) Mary Elizabeth Vail, b. July 30, 1S37, Dec. 1, 1857, m. Charles Read Church, 

iS74-] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 23 

b. Aug. 10, 1S30 (son of Nathaniel Church, of Troy, b. at Salisbury, Ct., Sept. 7, 
1S01, and Mary Read, b. at Reading, Ct., Aug. 15, 1809), a merchant at Troy. 
(4.) Ezra Read Vail, b. April 5, 1S41. 

5. Samuel McCoun Card (son of Joseph Card and Hannah McCoun), b. Jan. 29, 
1820, was an unfortunate invalid all his life, and d. Oct. 25, 184s. 

76. V. William McCoun (twin with Sarah McCoun), b. Nov. 19, 
1782, d. Sept. 7, 1S09. 

77. VI. Sarah McCoun (twin with William McCoun), b. Nov. 19, 
17S2, m. Sept. 30, 1803, Elisha Tibbits, b. at Cheshire, Mass., March 28, 
1780 (son of John Tibbits and Waite Brown. He was b. at Warwick, 
R. I., in 1737, and d. at Lisbon, N. Y., c?t. 80, Jan. 27, 1817. She d. 
March 10, 1809), a merchant, shipowner, and importer at New York; 
Prest. for several years of the U. S. Trust Co., and of the Merchants' Ex- 
change, of which he was one of the active originators. He was one of the 
commissioners for building the New York Custom-House. He was a 
leading Democratic politician, and was on his way to Albany to get a 
railroad bill through the Legislature, when he met his death by the upset- 
ting of a stage-coach, near Newburg, N. Y. He d. Feb. 15, 1835; she 
d. July 25, 1835. 

They had six children: 

1. John William Tibbits, b. Nov. 17, 1806, d. Feb. 23, 1S11. 

2. Elizabeth Waite Tibbits, b. Sept. 30, 1812, d. June 20, 1S42. 

3. Margaret McCoun Tibbits, b. Dec. 7, 1817, d. "July 22, 1846. 

4. Howard Tibbits, b. Aug. 3,1819, resides in California. 

5. Sarah Matilda Tibbits, b. Feb. 22, 1823, m.-Jan. 22, 1846, James Forsyth, b. 
at Au Sable, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1817 (son of Robert Forsyth, of Keeseville, N. Y., and 
Sabrina Ramsay), a lawyer in Troy, N. Y., Prest. of the Board of Trustees of the 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and Provost- 
Marshal during the late war. She d. — , and he m. for second wife Lilla Pum- 
pelly, of Owego, N. Y. 

6. Thomas McCoun Tibbits, b. Jan. 22, 1825, m. Dec. 4, 1850, Angelica Lane 
McCoun, his cousin, b. Oct. 4, 1829 (dau. of John T. McCoun and Angelica 
Rachel Douw Lane). 

Second Generation. 

6. V. Mary Woolsey (dau. of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, 
and Abigail Taylor), b. about 1726, m. Piatt Smith (son of Jonathan 
Smi h and Elizabeth Piatt). So Mr. Theodore S. Woolsey, of New 
Haven (son of Prest. Woolsey), states the case, as the result of his 
researches, instead of Daniel Smith, as Thompson (Hist, of L. I.) has it, 
from whom the writer obtained the statement, as in the previous article, 
p. 145, Vol. IV. of The Record. After Mr. Smith's decease, she m. for 
a second husband, and as his second wife, Dr. George Muirson, of Setau- 
ket, L. I. (son of Rev. George Muirson, of Hempstead, L. I., and Glori- 
ana Smith, dau. of Col. William Smith). He had to leave town, because 
of his Toryism, in 1784. He d. in 1786. 

Of Mary Woolsey's descendants, whether Smiths or Muirsons, the 
writer has been able to obtain but a few fragmentary facts ; nor has he 
found where to look for any further information in the future. 

24 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [Jan.. 

Third Generation — Children .• 


78. I. Elizabeth Smith, who m. Rev. Jeffreys Smith, who accident- 
ally shot himself. They had one child, Elihu Smith, a merchant in New- 
York, who d. of yellow fever previously to his expected marriage to a Miss 

79. II. Abigail Smith, who m. a Mr. Babcock, " both remarkably 
handsome." They resided in New Haven, Ct. At their house Prest. 
Dwight first formed the acquaintance of his future wife, Mary Woolsey. 

They had two children : 

1. "Joseph Babcock, who d. young. 

2. Rev. William Babcock, a Baptist minister in Maine. 


3. Mary Heathcote Muirson, whose mere name is all that the 
writer knows of her. 

Rev. George Muirson, b. in 1679, was "a zealous, devoted, and 
sound churchman, of winning manners and great natural eloquence." He 
m. in 1 7 10, Gloriana Smith, b. at Brookhaven, L. I., June 21, 1690 (dau. 
of Hon. William Smith, of St. George's Manor, L. I., Chief-Justice of the 
Council of New York, known as "Tangier Smith," b. in 1655, who d. in 
1705. His wife was Martha Tunstall, whom he m. Nov. 6, 1675). Rev. 
George Muirson d. at New Haven, Oct. 12, 170S. Dr. George Muirson, 
Jr., his son, had a large landed property at Brookhaven before the Revo- 
lution, which was then all confiscated. He m. for his first wife, his 
cousin, Anna Smith (dau. of Col. Henry Smith, son of " Tangier Smith"), 
b. Dec. 20, 1706. They had three children — Anna, Catharine, and 
Heathcote. Anna, b. Feb. 10, 1737, was the second wife of Benjamin 
Woolsey, Jr. See No. 3. II., p. 148-9, Vol. IV., of Record. Their dau. 
Catherine Muirson, b. at Brookhaven. June 8, 1742, m. Cyrus Punderson, 
M D. (son of Rev. Ebenezer Punderson, of Rye, N. Y.), b. at North. 
Groton, Ct., April 17, 1737, and grad. at Yale, in 1755. They had six 
children. Heathcote Muirson, b. about 1745, grad. at Yale, in 1776, d. 
in 1 781, from wounds received in the attack made by the British upon 
Lloyd's Neck. 

Dr. George Muirson m., after the death of Mary Woolsey, his second 
wife (the date of which has not been found), Mary Longbotham for a third 
wife, who d. at Setauket, in 1799. 

Second Generation. 

7. VI. Abigail Woolsey (dau. of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of 
Dosoris, and Abigail Taylor, of Oyster Bay), b. Oct. 31, 1730, m. 
Sept. 17, 1751, Rev. Dr. Noah Welles, b. Sept. 25, 1718 (son of 
Noah Welles, a farmer in Colchester, Ct., and Sarah Wyatt, whom 
he m. April 15, 17 16), grad. at Yale, in 1741, and tutor there in 1745. 
He was settled at Stamford, Ct., for thirty years (1746-76). "He 

1 874.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of ' Dosoris, L. I. 


was a man of vigorous intellect, poetic imagination, extensive learning, 
dignified bearing, and great religious and ministerial excellence." He 
did a chaplain's duties in the Revolutionary army, while also 
pastor, and "took the jail-fever from the prisoners" in town, and 
d. Dec. 31, 1776; she d. Oct. 28, 181 1, cet. 81. See notices of Dr. Noah 
Welles in "Dwight's Travels in New England," Vol. III., p. 499; 
"Allen's Biographical Dictionary"; and Dr. W. 15. Sprague's "Annals 
Am. Pulpit," Vol. I., pp. 461-2. A list of his publications is given by 
Allen, to which may be added an " Election Sermon," delivered at Hart- 
ford, Ct. (New London, 1764), entitled "Patriotism Described and Re- 
commended." He was also the reputed author of an ironical pamphlet, 
published anonymously, in 1762 (47 pp. Svo), entitled " The Real Advan- 
tages which Ministers and People may Enjoy, especially in the Colonies, 
by Conforming to the Church of England, faithfully Considered and im- 
partially Represented, in a Letter to a Young Gentleman." 

Third Generation — Children .• 

So. I. Sarah Welles, b. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1752, m. Henry Living- 
ston, of Poughkeepsie, and d. Sept. 1, 1783, est. 30. 

Si. II. Mary Sylvester Welles, b. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1754, m. 
John Davenport, of Stamford, Ct., and d. June 25, 1847, Let. 92. 

82. III. Benjamin Welles, M.D., b. Monday, Nov. 22. 1756, d. 
April 13, 1813, cet. 56. 

S3. IV. Theodosia Welles, b. Monday, Oct. 16, 175S, d. unmar- 
ried, at Poughkeepsie, July 27, 1776. 

84. V. Abigail Welles, b. Thursday, Oct. 9, 1760, d. unmarried, 
July 9, 17S8. 

85. VI. Noah Welles. M.D., b. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1762, d. Nov. 18, 
1S38, cet. 76. 

86. VII. Betsey Welles, b. Saturday, Feb. 23, 1765, d. July 2S, 
1780, cet. 14. 

87. VIII. Redecca Welles, b. Wednesday, July 1, 1767, m. John 
William Holly, of Stamford, Ct., d. March 13, 1859, cet. 91. 

88. IN. Capt. William Welles, b. Sunday, Jan. 22, 1769, d. at 
London, Eng., July 31, 1805, cet. 36. He was captain of a merchant's 

,8c,. N. Melancthon Woolsey Welles, b. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1770, 
d. Feb; 7, 1857, cet. 86. 

90. XI. Apollos Welles, b. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1773, d. Sept. 12, 
1784, cet. 11. 

91. XII. John Welles (twin with James Welles), b. Wednesday, 
April 3, 1776, d. May 22, 1855, cet. 79. 

92. XIII. James Welles (twin with John Welles), b. Wednesday, 
April 3, 1776, d. Aug. 3, 1777, cet. 1 year. 

(To be continued.) 

26 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 



The Dutch Church in New Amsterdam is known to have been 
organized as early as 1626. "The Baptismal and other Records com- 
mence in 1639, from which period to the present time they are in perfect 
preservation. The records from 1639 to 1700 are all in the neat hand- 
writing of Dominie Selyns, who appears to have collected the existing 
materials and carefully arranged them, while doubtless the records previous 
to 1639 had been lost." 

A careful republication of these records {in extenso) has long since 
been deemed necessary by those who have had occasion to compare 
existing printed copies with the original MSS., and from the fact that they 
had been printed only in part — the transcript being found to be imperfect 
as well as inaccurate. 

In order to estimate the value of these records in a genealogical point 
of view, it is necessary for our readers, before examination, to remember 
that the first settlement of New Netherlands commenced under the Dutch 
as an agricultural one in 1623, and that "the colony" remained as such 
until 1664, when it was ceded to the English by a treaty which secured to 
the Dutch their ecclesiastical and civil privileges. " The natural increase," 
says the Rev. Dr. DeWitt, " in the families of the Dutch inhabitants, 
joined to some occasional accessions from Holland and the parts of Ger- 
many bordering upon it, as well as Huguenots, led to the spreading of 
the Dutch settlements. They were found particularly along the North 
River, in the valleys of the Hackensack, Passaic, and Raritan rivers, and 
in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and along the Mohawk and Schoharie 
Rivers, in New York." * 

For the more ready means of reference to the MSS. volumes, the 
original paging of the record is indicated by the numbers included 
in brackets thus [249]. The translations in notes at the foot of the page 
have been added for the more perfect explanation of the text, and do not, 
of course, exist in the manuscript Records. 

The Publication Committee accord sincere thanks to the Consistory of 
the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church for their great liberality and 
kindness in permitting the following copy to be made by a very compe- 
tent Dutch scholar; also to George S. Stitt, Esq., the courteous and 
careful custodian of these inestimable materials ; and also to a gentleman 
of this city whose generosity has placed at the disposal of the Committee 
the funds necessary to defray the expense of copying the same. 

* A Discourse delivered in the North Reformed Dutch Church (Collegiate), in' the 
City of New York, ox the last Sabbath in August, 1856. Bv Thomas DeWitt, D d. 

New Yoric : 1857. 

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SEPT., 1639. VOL. I. 


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1665, . . . . p. 88 

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p. 92 





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, 1684, 

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p. 97 

't Appendix, . . . p. 


1 1689, 
1 1690, 

p. 14S 
p. 114 

Surama, . . p. 1 


Sumraa, . . p. 4,408 


p. 124^ 


p. 123 


p. 11S 


p. 144 r P- 9 8 7 


p. 161 


p. 168 


P- i47 J 

Sumraa dooplingen, t . . . p. 5,495 

* The number of the baptized who were baptized here. 

t Brou 

jht lrom the preceding years. 

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id, p. 5,495. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Tan., 



A 1639. 


A° 1639. 

den 25 Sept. Jacob Wolpherttz, Neeltje. 

den 2 Octob. Claes Janszen, Maryken. 

Eodem. Pieter St. Anthony, Parent Jan. 

den 4 dec. Dominco Deis, Tryntie. 

den 18 dicto. Thomas Pros, David. 

den 23 dicto. Laurens Duytszen, Margariet. 


Gerrit Wolphertszen, David 
Provoost, Philip Gerritszen, 
Neeltje Wolpherts, Anneken 


Corn. Lambertszen Cool, 
Pieter A\'olphert>zen. Bur- 
ger Joriszen Smit. Neeltje 
Wolpherts Aaltjc Cornells. 

Dominco Anthony, Jan Fran- 
coys (Negers) ; TrVntje \'an 
< amp, Susanna D'Angola, 

Anthony Fernando, Portu- 
gees; Tryntjejans. 

Abraham Isaacszen Planck, 
David Davidszen, Marie 

Gerrit Janszen Van Olden- 
burg, Teuntje Joris, Lvr.tje 

I 2 5°-1 
den 29 Jan. 

den 18 Mart. 
den 25 dicto. 

den 9 Apr. 
den 20 May, 

den 27 dicto. 
den 3 Jun. 
den 1 Jul. 

den 22 diet. 

den 29 dicto. 



den 2 Aug;. 

Samuel Angola, 

An dries hudes, 
Jan Siiyderken, 

A" 1640. 




Reyer Everts, Maria. 

Cozyn Gerrits, Gerrit. 

Vrouwtie Cozyns, 

Jorgien thomes. Presilie. 

Maiie du ; Trieux. Aernoudt. 

Albert Cuyne. Anne. 

Emanuel D'Angole. Pernante. 

Gerrit Janszen, Van Anneken. 


Jan. van 't fort- Oran- Maria. 


Hans Noorman. Anneken. 

Pieter I've. Lovyse. 

Johan Fransisco. Philip. 

Mr. Uldrick Ludolfs. Uldrick. 

den 12 dicto. Arte Willem. 
den 26 dicto. 

den 2 Sept. 

* Parents. t Children. 


Mr. Herman Meyn- FrancoyS. 

Esrbert Van Bossum. Hermannus. 

Theunis Sehraey. Jan Jacobs- 
zen, Claertje Gerrits. 

\braham JsTac=z?n Planck, 
Laurens Corneiiszen, Susan- 
na Ederinne, Tryntje \'a;i 

de llr. Willem Kief, Theuntje 
Jorgen. Lyntie Martens. 

Aert Theunis, Aert Willems, 
Tryntje Kverts, Wjrntje Ll- 

Thomas Hall, Anneken V.'e- 

Isaac de 1 foreest. Tennis Cray, 
Schippr ; $ Jan Cant. 

Jorgien Rouolts. SaTgt. ; Engel 
Alans, Anneken Rous. 

Cozyn Gerrits, Marie D'An- 

Abraham Plancken, Laurens 
Pieters, Christina Ciney. 

Simon Congoy, Isabel D'An- 
gola, Negers. 

d'Hr. Willem Kieft, T 

Jorgien Koelofs, sergt. ; Ede- 
ri ne Cunelys, Janneken Tho- 

Maria, grande h. v., Johan 

Corn. Yander oykens fiscacl, 
Jacques badier, Leonora 

Mr. Jacob van Curlaer, Corn. 
Tienhoven Secret., Anneken 
Bogardiis, Ariaartje Curlaer. 

Marin Ederiaen, Corn. Leen- 
derts, Mr. Hans Kierstede, 
Aeriaentje Cornells. 

Tneunis Janszen TrVntje Hen- 

% Witnesses. 

§ Captain. 

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2 9 

den 7 dicto. 
den 9 dicto. 



Hendrick Pietersz. Pieter. 
Do. Everardus Bogar- Cornells, 

Pieter Cornells. Willem. 

Jan Pieterszen, van Neeltjen. 


den 23 Sept. Parent Jacobsz. Aeltje. 

Eodem. Machany Cavate. Jan. 

Eodem. Jan Corn. Van Rotter- Jan. 

Eodem. Emanuel van Angola. Catharina. 

den 30 dicto. Jan Franszen, Van Fransje. 


den 7 Oct. Koos Pieters. Hendrick. 

Eodem. Gerbrt. Pieterszen. Pieter. 

den 14 Oct. Abraham Ryck. Jacob. 

den 21 diet. Daniel Kirck, Capt. Beatrice. 

den 28 diet. Claes Cornelis. Pietertje. 

den 25 Nov. Theunis Thomas, Hillegond. 

Belitje Jacobs, 

den 16 Dec. Burger Joriszen, Catharyn. 

Engehje Mans. 


Ariaen Petersz., Volkert 
Evertszen Vrouwtje Gerrits. 

Corn. Vander Oykens Fiscael, 
Mr. Ludolf, Thyme Jans, 
Catharina Trasele, Tryntje 

D. Everardus Bogardus, Wil- 
lem Schouten, Maritje Jans, 
Maritje Thymens. 

Barne Hal, Tryntje Koos, Sara 

Jan Hermanszen, Leuntie Al- 

Hans Steen, adelborst * ; Cata- 
lyn Rappalje. 

Herman Janszen, Gillis Pieters- 
zen, Elsje Hendricks. 

Dominicus Theunis, Lucie Van 

Hendrick Rosen, Burger Joris, 
Smidt ; Sara Cornel. s. 

Corn. Leendertszen, Laurens 
de ham, Assistent ; Abraham 
Pietersze, molenaer; Tryntje 

Barendt derickszen, Lvsbeth 

Hans Hanszen, Anneken Do- 

Geen getuigen.r 

Jeurgie Hendrickszen, Hester 

Hendricks Janszen, Smidt ; 

olof Stephens/, van courlt, 

Pietertte Jans. 
Gil'.es Pieterszen, Tennis 

Janszen, Teuntje Brueii.b, 

Marine Jans. 

A° 1641. 
Den 6 Jan. Jeurgie Roelofszen. Tryntie. 

Eodem. Willem Adriaensz. 

den 13 dicto. Paulus Janszen. 

den 27 dicto. Emanuel Swarger. 

den 17 Febr. Corn. Claeszen. 

den 24 dicto. Ediiart Fiscoock. 

Eodem. David Provoost. 

den 10 Mart. Pieter St. Anthony. 
den 24 dicto. Jan Thomaszen. 

* Midshipman. 

t Xo witnesses. 

, ^ 







Olof Stephenszen Van Courlt, 
Jan Snedicker, Schoefim.t : 
Kachel Vinge, Try'ntje Wil- 

Michiel ter Oycken, Fiscael; 
Eli Braconie" 

Jeugie Roelofszen, Sergt. ; Jan 
Janszen dam, Maurice Jans, 
Tryntie Willems, Belitje 

Francisco, neger; Grache, 

Adriaen Pieterszen van alc- 
maer, Gilles Claes, lybeth 

France Lasselyn, Anneken 

Gerrit Wolphertz, Jacob Van 
Curlaeren syn huysv.§, Hes- 
ter Jans. 

Gosman de Neger, Susanna, 
Van Angola. 

Adriaen Martenszen, Thomas 
Thomaszen, Commardeur 
Koock, Diever Van Dyck, 
Tiyhnje Van Camp. 

* Shoemaker. 

§ And his wife. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan. 


den 29 dicto. 
den 22 Apr. 


Joris Rappalje. Catharyn. 

Kever Biscops. Rachel. 

Jan de la Montagne. Willera. 

den 5 May. 

Cozyn Gerritszen. 


den 19 dicto 
den 2 Jun. 

Jacob Wolphertszen. 
Adam Roolant. 


den 16 dicto. 
den 7 Jul. 

Abraham Isaacsz. 

Planck en. 
Cornelis Aertszen. 



Aert Theuniszen, 


den 14 Jul. 

Susanna v. Schuren- 

Jacom Anthoney Van 

Anthony portugies, 



Maria, tweel 

den 4 Aug. 
den 8 Sept. 

Arent Steen. 
Hilbrandt Pieterszen. 



Dirck Volckertszen. 


den 20 dicto. 

Gerrit Wolfertszen. 


den 10 Oct. 

Albert Cuynen. 


den 10 Nov. Thomas Sanders. 


, [2S4-] 

den 24 dicto. 
den 1 decemb. 
den 8 dicto. 
den 22 dicto. 

Dominco Douroens. Emanuel. 

Willem Willemszen, Sara. 


Erans Janszen. Tryntie. 

Govert Loockermans, Marritje. 

Ariaentje Jans. 

Hans Janszen, Van Rammetje. 


Theunis Nyssen. Jannetje. 

den 1 Jan. Claes Gerbrant. 

A 1642. 


* Twins. 

t 'Wheelwright. 


Michiel Pauluszen, Sara Rap- 
Geeii getuygen. 

de Hr. Willem Kief, Com- 
mand. ; Do. Everardtis Ho- 
gardus, Marritje Thymes, 
Cataline Strafele. 

Jacob van curlaer en svn huys 
v , Barent dircksz. Baecker, 
Rachel Vigne. 

Wolfert Gerritszen, Pieter 
Wolfertszen, Aeltie Cornelis. 

Mr. Maurice Jans, Teuntje 
Broecken, Lyntie Martens. 

Mr. Hans Kierstede, Secy. 
Corn. Van Tienhoven. Mau- 
rice Janszen, Rachel Vynen. 

Jacob StofFelszen, Tryntie Si- 

Jan Com. Van Rotterdam, 
Tiynlie Hendricks. 

Cleyn Anthony Van Angola, 
Susanna Van Angola. 

Jacom Anthony Van Angola, 
$ Cleyn Anthony Van Angola, 
Lvcye en Anthoue Van An- 

Baefje Pieters. 

olof Stephenzen Van Cour- 
lant, Maurice Jans, Lysbeth 

Abraham Jsacszen Plancke, 
Laurens Pieterszen, Adriana 
Van Tienhoven. 

AVoltert Gerritszen, Huvge 
Aertszen, Hester Simons. 

Jans Suycker, Schoenmaecker ; 
Abel Rederhas, Burger Jo- 
riszen, Smidt ; Anneken Bo- 
gardus, Susanna Roelofs. 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Cozyn 
Gerrits, Rademaecker ;t Jan 
Verben, Lysbeth dircks, 
Eisje Hendricks Rous. 

Hendrick Janszen, Smit ; May- 
ken Leenderts. 

Robbert Pinnoy.J Samuel 
Schandelaer, Mary Dutrieux. 

Barent dirckszen Backer, Jacob 
Roye, Constapel; Sara Corne- 
lis Janneken Vande Wateren. 

Dirck Coos. Job Adrieanszen 
Anneken Loockermans. 

Laurens Pietersz. Noorman, 

Janneken Molyn, Styntje 

Michiel ter heyken, fiscael ; 

Rachel Vynen, Petronel 


Elsje Rous. 


1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


Eodem. Jeugie Plans. Jeurgie. 

den 19 Jan. Michiel Paulusz. Michiel. 

den 16 Feb. Reyer Everts. Aeltje. 

Eodem. Jan Schepmoes, Annetje. 

Sara Pieters. 

den 23 dicto. Jan Suycker. Tryntie. 

den 9 Mart. Thomas Brons. Janneken. 

eodem. Jochern Kayker. Jacob, 

den 16 dicto. Mr. Hendrick Van Cornells. 

eodem. Emanuel gerrt de Michiel. 

Rous, Van Angola. 


den 23 dicto. Lambert Huybertsz. Abraham. 


Abraham Pietersz. Pieter. 

Theunis Thomasz., Maritje. 

Laurens Duytschen. Jan. 


# eodem. 

den 30 dicto. Aert Willemszen. Annetje. 

Eodem. Willem Adriaensz. Christiaen. 

Eodem. Claes Janszen. Arent. 

den 21 Apr. Philip du' Trieux. Jsaacsen. 


Anthony Ferdinando. Marye. 

den 27 dicto. Fernande, Marie Van Dominicus. 

Eodem. Claes Van Elslant. Albertus. 

den 4 May. Gerrt. Janszen, Van Jan. 

Eodem. Theunis Cray. Janneken. 

den 25 dicto. Abraham Isaacsz. Susanna. 

^\en 1 Jun. Laurens Pieterszen Sytie. 


den 9 dicto. Jan Janszen, Plat- Douwen. 

den 3 Jul. Gerrit Janszen. Jacob. 


Richart Black-roshen, Anna 

Pieter Loockermans, Hans 

Noorman, Catharina Trico. 
Mr. Jochem Pieters, Lysbeth 

Maryn Adriaenszen Lysbeth 


Jorgen Roelofs, Sergt. ; Mr. 
Arent Curlaer, Tryntie Si- 
mons, Engel mans. 

Jan Kant. Maria Philips Gra- 
cilis. Maria l'ya. 

Burger Joriszeii. Jorge Roulofs, 
Sargt. ; Teuntje FSroecks, 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, Comman- 
deur ; Mr. Corn. Teroyken, 
Fiscael ; Jochem Pieterszen 
Kuyter, Lyntie Martens. 

Domingo Theunis, Susanna 
Simons Van Angola. 

Jan Snuker. Schoeiim. ; Gerrit 
Wolfertszen. Christine Uu- 
nen, Hester Jans. 

D. Everardus Bogardus. olof 
Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Jan Janszen dam, Manitje 

Sibrant claeszen, Marritje 

Jochem Pieterszen, olof Ste- 
phenson Van Courtlt., Engel 

Maurice Janszen, Mr. Arent 
Van Curlaer. Lysbeth Dircks- 
zen, Rachel Vynen. 

Michiel Ter Hoyken. Fiscael ; 
Jan Bentin, Maurice Janszen, 
Marritie Theunis. 

Geen getuygen. 

Mr Herman Reyniers, Jan 
Willemszen Schut, Philip 
Gerritsz., Sara du Trieux, 
Sara Roelofs. 

Cleen Anthony, neger ; Andrie 
Van Angola. Vrouwtje Ger- 
rits, Isabel Van Angola. 

Mr. Herman Reynierszen. Mr. 
Maurice Janszen. 

Mr. Maurice Janszen. Mr. 
Herman Reynierszen, Rachel 

Jan Janszen dam, olof Ste- 
phenszen Van Courtlt., Elsje 
Jan Pieterszens. 

Sibolt Claeszen. Huyck Aerts- 
zen, Hendrick Pieterszen 
Metselr., Lysbeth Dircks, 
Ar.neken Lockermans. 

Jan Janszen dam, Mr. Hans 
Kierstede, Christina Vynen. 

Hans Hanszen Noorman, Gys- 
bert Corneliszen, Cornelis 
Willemszen, Christina Vy- 

Hendrick Janszen Smit, Su- 
sanna Roelofs. 

Mr. Joost Van de Bogardt, An- 
netje Loockermans. 

32 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 9 dicto. Cornells Aertszen. Arie. 
den 13 dicto. Hans Nicolaeszen. Laurens. 



den 17 dicto. Daniel Patrick. 
Eodem. Robbert feecke. 

den 27 dicto. Hans Hanszen, Noor- 

den 3 Aug. Jan Corneliszen. 

den 10 diet. Hans Van Mansvelt. 





den 31 diet. Roelant Hackwart. Willem. 

Eodem. Robbert Belloy. Nathaniel. 

den 7 Sept. Abel Redderhas. Hendrick. 

den 28 diet. Mr. Andries Hudden. Hendrick. 

Eodem. Emanuel S wager, Van Barber. 

den 5 Oct. Cornells Claeszen Jacob, Jsac, 

Switser, Ariaentie. tweelineen.* 


den 5 Octob. Richard Waker. Sara. 

Eodem. Egbert van Borsum. Cornells. 

Eodem. Lambert Lambertsz. Maryken. 

den 19 Oct. Hendrick Wester- Margariet. 

camp Backer. 

den 9 Nov. Isacq de Foreest. Jessen. 

den 16 dicto. Jan Jacobszen Car- Jacob 

den 23 dicto. Ulderick Cleen. 
den 30 dicto. Pieter St. Thorns, 
den 14 dec. Borger Joriszen, 

Engetje Mans. 
Eodem. Jan Tousen. 


urn oygen. 

Huyck Aertszen, Marie Hans, 
Anneken Loockermans. 

Jeurgie Roelofszen, Sergt.' 
Hendrick Westercamp, Ger- 
rit Webber, molenear ; Hans 
Frederickszen Soldaer. Jans 
Laurenszen, Backer, Chris- 
tina Vvneii, Engelmans, en 
Engel Jans. 

Geen getuygen. 

Geen getuygen. 

Jan Montfoort, Sara Planck. 

Hendrick Janszen Sunder, Jan 
Hermanszen, Taback. plan- 
ter ; Susanna Cornelis. 

Jeurge Roelofszen, Sergt. 
Pieter Pye, Mr. Hans Kier- 
stede, Sara Roelofs, Maria 
lievens. Trvntie Elberts. 

Huyck Aartszen, Gerrit Wol- 
fertszen, Hester bimons, Mar- 
ritje Philips. 

Theunis Schrey, Trvntie Van 
Camp. Stephen Xi'meestcr. 

Claes Corneliszen, Joris Kap- 
pa Ije, Pieter Pedro Alberto, 
Maria Rappalje. 

D. Everardus Bogardus, Mi- 
chiel Ter Oykens, Fiscael ; 
Christina Fredrk ks. 

Andries Van Angola, Marie 
Van Angola, - 


A 1643. 
den 4 Jan. D. Everardus Eogar- Jonas. 

den 1 Feb. Barent Jacobszen. Dievertje. 
den 5 dicto. Cornelis Volckertszen. Cornelis. 

* Twins. + Master-carpenter. 

Van Anthony Fernando. 
De Hr. Willem Kieft, Com- 
mandeur ; O. E\ erardus Bo 
gardus. Corn. Van Tien- 
hoven, Secret. ; Tan Janszen 
Dam, Rachel de Foreest, 
Marritje Lievens. 

Richard Bredenell en zyn buys 
v. Rebecca Ral 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, Com- 
mands ; Jan Elpenbeen en 
zyn huisv., Marritje 't lu- 

Jan Pieterszen Roos, Marie 
Thomas. Tryntie ( laes. 

Jillis Pieterszen, Mr. Timmer.t 
Philip Gerritszen, Engel 
mans, Tryntie Pieters. 

Jochem Pieterszen, Philip du 
trieux, Madam de La mon- 
tagne. Sara Roelofs. 

Philip Gerritszen, Maryken 
Philip, Huyck Aertszens. 

Jacob Swart, Sara Roelofs. 
Geen getuygen. 

Tennis Janszen, zeylemaeck- 

er+ ; Jillis Pieterszen, Mr. 
Timm, Maryken Philips. 
Hendrick Tousen. Rebecca 
Brenten, Claertje Gerrits. 

olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt, 
Mr. Gysbert opten dvck, 
Tryntje Jonas, Sara Roelofs. 

Hendrick Sibout, Gysbert Cor- 
neliszen, Christina Vynen. 

Phtfip du Trieux, Anneken 
Bogardus, Gerrit Molenaer. 

t Sailmaker. 

1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 

A° 1643. 



den 22 diet. 

den 1 Mart. 

Jeuriaen Blanck, 

Pieter Corneliszen. 
Pieter Portugies, Ne 



- Elisabeth. 

den 8 dicto. 

Aert Willemszen. 


den 5 Apr. 

Marten Cregier, Lys 

• Catharina. 

den 19 diet. 

Mr. Hendrick Hen 

Catharina Van An- 

- Femmetje 


Pieter Pias. 


den 26 die. 

Jilles Pieterszen. 


den 3 May. 

Willerri Barentszen, 

Mr. Herman Meyn- 


den 10 diet, 
den 7 Jun. 

Olof Stephenszen, 
Van Courtlant. 
Ivors Pieterszen. 


den 14 diet. 

Cornelis Molyn. 


den 21 dicto. 

Aert Willemszen. 


den 28 diet. Joris Rappalje. Jeronymus. 

Eodem. Jan Pieterszen, Van Jan. 

den 5 Jul. Anthony Portugies, Jochem. 

den s Aug. Adriaen Pietersz., Van Jannetje. 

den 30 diet. Cleyii Anthony, Van Anthony. 

Angola, neger. 


eodem. Petrus Petro, Alberto. Jan. 

den 6 Sept. Jacob Wolfertszen. Lysbeth. 

den 20 dicto. Evert Biscop. Rebecca, 

den 27 dicto. Govert Loockermans. Jannetje. 


De Hr. Willem Kieft, gou- 
veneur ; Lyntie Pieters. 

Rebecca Lubberts. 

Sebastiaen (Neger), Pallas 
(Negrinne) Van Angola. 

Hendrick Jansze Suyder, Jan 
Corn. Van Rotterdam, Aeltje 

Jeurgie Roelofszen, Sergt. ; 
Hans Steyn, Thomas Welert, 
Jillis de Voogt, Tryntie 
Everts, Annetje Jans, Mar- 
ritie Philips. 

Jsac Hendrickszen, 

Pieter Van Camp, Tambour ; t 
Cleyn Anthony Van Ango- 
la, Susanna Pieters, Negriu- 

Philip Graer, Claes Van Els- 
lant, Susanna Roelofs, Mar- 
ritje Philips. 

Schipper Jansz3n,Zeylemaeck- 
er. % Tryntie Hendricks. 

Robbert Elten. Elisabeth Stou- 
gen, Anna Hal. 

Hendrick Van Dyck, Vaendr..§ 
Gysbert op ten dyck, Corn. 
Tienhoven,Secretaris ; Anne- 
ken Loockermans, Sara 

Govert Loockermans, Marritie 

Marin Adriaen, Lysbeth Thys, 
Corn. Bedert, Christina Vy- 

Cornelia Molyn, Lj'ntje Jo- 

Brandt Pylen. Corn. Claeszen, 
SwitzerJ Elbert Elbertszen, 
Sara Roelofs, Ariaentje Cor- 

Hans Hanszen, Rem Janszen, 
Jannetje Rappalje. 

Cornelis Ledert, Marie Tho- 

Emanuel, Trompetter : 


D. Everardus Bogardus, Eg- 
bert Wouterszen, Sara Roe- 
lofs, Tryntje Everts. 

Jan Augustiuus, Neger ; Victo- 
rie Paulus, Negrinne. 

Pieter Montfoort, Abel Reder- 
has, Marttha Hagebaert, 
Marritie Frans. 

Govert Loockermans, Jan Van 
Brug, Jannetie Sert., Ariaent- 
je Jans. 

Carel Biscop, Sara Biscop. 

Jacob Wolfertszen, Olof Ste- 
pheaszen Van Courtlt., Hes- 
ter Jans, Jannetje Seth, 
Marritje Philips. 

* Goldsmith. 

t Drummer. 

X Sail-maker. 

§ Flag-bearer. 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Yorh. [Jan., 

den 4 Oct. 


Cornells Jacobszen. 
Claes Cornelis. 
Marcus Emanuel. 

den ii dicto. Marie Barnarts. 

den 1 8 dicto. 
den 28 dicto. 

den 15 Nov. 

den 22 diet, 
den 25 diet. 

den 12 dec. 
den 14 diet. 

den 20 dicto. 
den 25 diet. 

Abraham Ryck, Griet- 

ie Hendricks. 
Gerrt. Janszen van 


Mr. Jan Stephenszen, 
Dirck Volkertszen. 

Claes Von Elslant. 5 
Thomas Sandertszen, 

Hillegond Joris. 
Roelandt Hack, 


Jan, Ma rye, 
Anna, drie- 

Marie, Elisa- 
beth, twee- 


Jacob, twee- 


Mary ken. 


Lysbeth Thys, Hillegond Joris. 

Claes Claeszen, Hester Ger- 

Thomas Hall en zyn huys- 
vrouw, Willem Barentsz en 
zyn huysvr., Frans Barnart 
en Elizabeth thorisen. 

Thomas Hall, Engeltjs Bor- 

Borger Joris, Geertie Reder- 

De Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur; Marie Philips, Ari- 

aentie Hees. 

Abraham Pieterszen, mole- 
naer ; Tryntie Abrahams. 

Cornells lienhoven, Secreta- 
ris ; Jans Janszen dam, 
Philip Graer, Marie Philips. 

Willem Turck, Marie Philips. 

Pieter Pya, Corn. Claeszen, 
Rademaecker ; Gerrt. Jans- 
zen van oldens, Tryntie 
Eevers, Marie du Trieux. 

Geen getuygen. 

Abraham Jsaac Planck, Chris- 
tina Yynen en de huisvr. 
Van Dirck de Noorman. 

Michiel Paulusz. Tosyntie. J°X. is .. R ?PP al J e > J an Aertszen, 

J J Iryntje Averts. 

Jail Janszen, Schep- Abraham. Theunis Janszen, Zeylemaeck- 

J J c, -n- , er, E-ie Hcndriks. 

moes, Sara Pieters. 

A° 1644. 
den 3 Jan. Barent Janszen, Jan. 

Chrescyntie Claes. 
den 6 diet. Stephen Jougen. Stephen. 

den 12 dicto. Thomas Coren well. Elisabeth. 
den 13 dicto. Mr. Andries Hudden. Hendrick. 
den 3 Feb. Adam Roelantszen. Daniel. 

den 4 Febr. Paulus Janszen, Van Evert. 


den 8 diet. Jan Pieterszen. Jan. 

den 22 diet. Claes Andries. Andries. 

den 28 diet. Jan Dirckszen, Van Tietje. 

* Triplets. ' 

JanJEvertszen Bout, Jan Jans- 
zen Cu> ! pher, Soldt.; Annetje 

Olof Stephenzen Van Court- 
lant, Mr. Gysbert op ten 
dyck, Sara Cornelis, Rachel ' 

Eduart Fiscoock, Marie du 

Jochem Pieterszen, Sara ou 

Mr. Michiel Hoykens, Mr. 
Hans Kierstede, olof Ste- 
phenszen Van Courtlt., An- 
neken Loockermans. 

Jan Dirckszen Van Bremen, 
Anthony Ferdinando, Abra- 
ham Jacobzen, Annetje Tho- 

Roelof Janszen, Jan Maste 
Soldaet, Anneken Molyn. 

Jacob Wilt, Laurens Adries- 
zen, Van Noordwegen, Lam- 
bert Valkenburgh, Jsaac 
Abrahamszen, Van Euchuy- 
sen, Tryntje Ionas, Belitje 
Jacobs Van Naerden. 

Harmen Arentszen, Claes 
Cooren, Hendrick Wester- 
camp backer ; Annetje Ger- 

iS74-] Records of (he First Presbyterian Church. 35 


(Continued from Vol. IV., p. 199, of The Record.) 

Alexander Graham son of ennes Graham and of Sarah his wife was 
Born march 2S d and Baptized April the 15 1759. 

Elizabeth Davghtar of John Margeson and of Elizabeth his wife was 
Born fabruary 2S d and Baptized April the 29^ 1759. 

Cornelia Vanhorne Davghter of Daved Vanhorne and of Ann his wife 
was Born may 6 d and Baptized may 13 d 1759. 

James son of Isaac Selover and of getty his wife was Born may the 13 d 
and Baptized 27 of May 1759. 

Cary Dunn son of Cary Dunn and of Ann Dunn his wife was Born 
may 3rd and Baptized June the io d 1759. 

Sarah Myer Davghtar of John Myer and of Jane his wife was Born June 
the 3 d and Baptized June i7 d 1759. 

Archable Mack Daniel Son of John mcDaniel and of Freelove his wife 
was Born June the iS d and Baptized July the 8 d 1759. 

John White son of John White and of Cathren his wife was Born June 
the 24 and Baptized July the 8 1759. 

Sarah Davghtar of Daniel Carter and of mary his wife was Born June 
the 30 and Baptized 15 of July 1759. 

Ann Daa Davghtar of William Bennett and of Leona his wife was Born 
July 7 d and Baptized July 29. 1759. 

Sarah Wright Daughtar of Jonas Wright and of Sarah his wife was Born 
June 26 d and Baptized July 8 1759. 

Sarah Ogden Davghtar of Nathanael Ogden and of hannah his wife was 
Born June 5 d and Baptized July 8 1759. 

Margrat Kelley Daughtar of William Kelley and of Elizabeth his wife 
was Bore may the 19 and Baptized august 5, 1759. 

Phebey Smith Daughtar of William Smith and of Hepzibah his wife was 
Born June the 20 and Baptized July the 15 1759. 

Mary Kennedy Daughtar of william Kennedy and of Susanah his wife 
was Born July the 30 and Baptized august 5 1759. 

Samuel Dunlap son of John Dunlap and of margaret his wife was Born 
July the 22 and Baptized august 5 1759. 

John Simonton Son of Thomas Simonfon and Ann his wife was Born 
august the 10 and Baptized august i9 d 1759. 

Mary Lasshar Daughtar of Fredreck Lasshar and of Jane his wife was 
Born august the 20 and Baptized September the 2 1759. 

Mary Smith Daughtar of Finly Smith and of Margret his wife was Bom 
august the 24c! and Baptized September the 2 d 1759. 

Ann D wight Daughtar of Stephen Dwight and of marther his wife was 
Born September the 5 and Baptized September the 16 1759. 

John Taylor son of John taylvr and of mary his wife was Born Septem- 
ber the i6 d and Baptized September the 23 d 1759. 

John Crygier s of John Crygier and of Hannah his wife was Born Sep- 
tember i8 d and Baptized September 23 d 1759. 

36 Records of the First Presbyterian Church. [Jan., 

Cathren Shelden Daughtar of Isaac Shelden and of Lydia his wife was 
Born September the 25 and Baptized Octobar the 8 1759. 

Abraham Lynsen Smith son of thomas Smith and of Elizabeth his wife 
was Born September igd and Baptized September 21 1759. 

John Phanix son of Alexande phanex and of Cornelia his wife was Born 
October 14 and Baptized the 21 of the same month, 1759. 

Abigal Daughtar of thomas arden and of mary his wife was Born Oc- 
tober the 11 and baptized the 21 of the same month 1759. 

Garrat hyer son of garrat hycr and of mary his wife was Bern October 
the 22 and Baptized Nouemb. 18 1759. 

John Smith son of John Smith and of Margret his wife was Born 
Nouember 21th and Baptized Decembar 2 1759. 

Elanor Daughtar of Danial Bonnet and of Elizabeth his wife was Born 
Novembar 25 1759 and Baptized Januay 6 1760. 

Mary Towt Daughtar of Robart towt and of Mary His wife was Born 
January 4 d and Baptized January 13 1760. 

William Dobons son of antoney Dobons and of mary his wife was Born 
Januay 5 and Baptized the 13 of the same month 1760. 

John Elliot son of John Elliot and of Eliner his wife was Born Januay 
12 and Baptized the 20 of the same month 1760. 

Mary Smith Daughtar of William Smith and of Janet his wife was Bap- 
tized January the 6, 1760. 

Josaph Cowdary son of Jonathan Cowdrey and of Jane his wife Born 
fab r the ith and Baptized the 10* of the same month 1760. 

John Wassell Ent son of John Ent and of Ann his wife was Born Fab- 
ruary 7 th and Baptized 17111 of the same month 1760. 

Catherine Grant Daughtar of thomas grant and of Cathrien his wife was 
Born Fab r the 17 th and Baptized March 2* 1760. 

Samuel Cowdrey son of Samuel Cowdrey. and of mary his wife was Born 
Septem 10* 1755 and Baptized the 13* of the same month, 1755. 

mary Seckels Daughtar of mickel Scckles and of mary his wife was Born 
April i th and Baptized May 26 1760. 

Garrat Noel son of garrat Noel and of Experience young his wife was 
Born May the 8 and Baptized June 15 1760. 

Elizabeth Duthie Daughtar of James Duthie and of his wife 

was Born May the 5 and Baptized the 8 1759. 

William Duthie Son of James Duthie and of his wife was Born 

June the 10 and Baptized July 12* 1760. 

Adam Gilchrist son of adam gilchrisl and of mary his wife was Born 
June 11* and Baptized July the 12 1760. 

David Gallaudet son of thomas gallaudet and of Cathren his wife was 
Born July 19 and Baptized the 20 of the same month 1760. 

John Floyd son of John floyd and of Lenia his wife was Born July 29 
and Baptized August 10 1760. 

John Graham son of Ennes graham and of Sarah his wife was Born 
august the 16 and Baptized the 24 of the same month, 1760. 

Isaac Varian son of Josaph varian and of hannah his wife was Born 
August 3 th and Baptized the 2>° A of the same month 1760. 

Philip French Livingston son of william Livingston and of Susanna his 
wife was Born Septembar ith and Baptized the 4th of the same month 1760. 

Elizabeth Stott Daughtar of Alexander Slott and of mary his wife was 
Born September 1* and Baptized the 7 of the same month 1760. 

1874.] Records of the First Presbyterian Church. 3 7 

Joseph Dovvden son of John Dowden and of hannah his wife was Born 
august the 18* and Baptized September 14 th , 1760. 

Margrat Dalles Daughtar of william Dalles and of Isabela his wife was 
Born Septembar iS and Baptized octobar the 5 th 1760. 

Elizabeth Liscomb Daughtar of thomas Liscomb and of Elisabeth his 
wife was Born September 5th and Baptized octobar the 5 th , 1760. 

Ann McDugell Daughtar of Dugall McDugall and of mary his wife 
was Born September 21* and Baptized the 28* of the same month 1760. 

William Dunlap son of John Dunlap and of Margaret his wife was Born 
September 29^ and Baptized October i2<3, 1760. 

Rechel Romine Daughtar of John Romine and of Juliane his wife was 
Born octobar 14 and Baptized Nouembar 9*, 1760. 

Robart Livengston son of Robart Livengsion and of susanah his wife 
was Born Nouembar the 5 and Baptized the 16* of the same month 

Alexandar Ogilvie son of Alexandar Ogilvie and of Debriah his wife 
was Born October ic* and the 29th of the same month 1760. 

Tames Pettinger son of John Pettmger and of Ruth is wife was Born 
October 26* and Baptized Nouember 23*, 1760. 

Mary Taylor Daughtar of John Taylof and of mary his wife was Born 
Nouember 18* and Baptized the 30^ of the same month 1760. 

Cathren Richer Daughtar of pettar Richer and of Estar his wife was 
Born Nouembar 20*h and Baptized the 30th of the same month 1760. 

John Hayter Lassher son of Jacob Lassher and of Susanah his wife 
was Born December 20*- and Baptized the 28 of the same month 1760. 

Margrat Kirkwood Daughtar of Jame Kirkwood and of Cathren his wife 
was Born December 2SJ and Baptized Januer 4J 1761. 

Elizabeth Varian Daughtar of James Variari and of Debra his wife was 
Born Decembar 5d 1760 and Baptized Januar i8d 1761. 

George Richey son of george Richey and of Cathren his wife was Born 
January 22d and Baptized 25 of the same month 1761. 

Elizabeth Daughtar of Moses Taylor, and of Elizabeth his wife was Born 
Jan u 25 and Baptized fabruary id 1761. 

Abraham Bussing son of Abrham Bussing and of Elizabeth his wife was 
Born Januay 2yd and Baptized fabury 8 1761. 

Sarah mcnight Daughtar of John Mcnight and of ann his wife was 
Born Januay 24 and Baptized Fab r 22th 1761. 

Justus Busch Smith son of John Smith and of Margaret his wife was 
Born Fab r 17a and Baptized the 22 of the same month, 1761. 

thomas Rogers son of John margeson and of Elisabeth his wife was 
Bom Januay 8* and Baptized Fabruary 27, 1761. 

Isaac Selover son of Isaac Seloover and gettey his wife was Born March 
4<i and Baptized March 5 1761. 

Elizabeth ageltown Daughtar of alixander Shvart and of susanah his 
wife was Born Fabruay 16* and Baptized march the 5 d 1761. 

Elizabeth Vangeldar Daughtar of Abraham vangeldar and of ann his 
wife was Born Februay 12^ and was Baptized the 22 of the same month 

Cathren Kennedy Daughtar of william Kennedy and of Susana his wife 
was Born februay 22 and Baptized march 22, 1761. 

William Smith son of thomas Smith and of Elizabeth his wife was Born 
march the iod and Baptized the 22 of the same month, 1761. 


3" Society of Friends. [Jan., 



TO 1S00. 

Communicated by Abraham S. Underhiix, Esq., New York. 
(Continued from Vol. IV., page 194, of The Record.) 

The children of Henry and Hannah Haydock : 

William Haydock was Born the 26 th 4 mo. 1764 between the hours of 
seven and eight in the morning. William Haydock son of Henry and 
Hannah Haydock Departed this life on the 10 of the 8 month 1764 
and was Buryed in Friends Burying Ground in New York. 

Mary Haydock Daughter of Henry & Hannah Haydock was Born the 
29th ^ mo. 1765 Between the Hours of one & two In the morning. 

Rebeckah & Hannah Haydock Twins Daughters of Henry & Hannah 
Haydock of New York Born the 14* of 12 mo. 1766 Between the 
Hours of 2 & 3 in the morning. 

Henry Haydock was Born the 20 Day of the 7 mo. 1768 40 minits past 
4 o'clock in the morning. 

Elezabeth Moofle Haydock Daughter of Henry and Hannah Haydock 
was born the 9 mo. 24 1770 Between the Hours of Eleven & Twelve 
at night. 

Elennor Haydock Daughter of the above Henry & Hannah Haydock 
of the City of New York was Born the 16 Day of the 7 mo. 1772 Be- 
tween the hours of Five & Six o'clock in the afternoon. 

Jane Haydock Daughter of Henry and Hannah Haydock was Born the 
n mo. 11 1774 about two o'clock P.M. 

Robert Haydock son of Henry Haydock of the city of New York Born 
the 14th 1 mo. 1777 Between the Hours of three and Fore P.M. 

Robert Haydock son of Henry Haydock deceased the 8 mo. 11 1778. 

Anthony Shoemaker : 
Elizabeth Shoemaker Daughter of Anthony & Pen 1 Shoemaker born New 

York 28* of 6 mo. anno Domini 1765, @ one o'clock in the after noon 

Being the Sixth day of the week. 

Elizabeth had the Small Pox 11 mo. 1765. 
Benjamin Shoemaker was Born 11 mo. 9th 1766 Between Ten & Eleven 

o'clock In the morning being the first day in the week. 
Thomas Rodman Shoemaker son of Anthony and Penelope Shoemaker 

was Born 1 mo. 19 1768. 
John Rodman Shoemaker son of Anthony & Penelope Shoemaker was 

Born 2 mo. 20 1770. 

The children of Samuel and Abigail Bowne of New 

Samuel Bowne Born at flushing 3 mo. 14th, 1721. 



Abigail his wife Born at New York 12 mo. 25*, 172-?. 

1 874O Society of Friends. 39 

Edward Bowne their son Born 7 mo. 3d 1742. Edward their ] 

son deceased 7 mo. 2 2d 1742. 
James Bowne their son Born 1 mo. 20th, t74i- 

Samuel Do 6 mo. 4* 1746. Samuel Deceased 6 mo. 2d 1746. 
Elizabeth their Daughter born 9 mo. 19* 1748. Elizabeth De- 
ceased n mo. 2 2d 1752. 
Samuel the second born 4 mo. 25* 1750. Samuel Deceased 

7 mo. 23d 1752. 
Matthew born 7 mo. 19 th , I75 2 - 

Abigail born 10 mo. 21 st ? 1754- 

Sarah born 1 mo. 14 1757. Sarah Deceased 11 mo. 11 1759. 
Samuel ye third born 9 mo. 5 1758. Samuel 3d Deceased 5 

mo. 22 1760. 
Mary born 8 mo. 8 1761. Mary Deceased 8 mo. 24 1761. 
William born 3 mo. 9 th , l 7^3- 

Samuel ye forth born 4 mo. 5'*, 1767. 

The children of Henry & Mary Cock : 
Thomas Cock Sone of the said Henry & Mary Cock was Born 

1 mo. 25, 1737. 

Sarah Cock thir Dafter was Born the 11 mo. 14, 1740- 

Thomas & Elezebeth Paissall their children's Beths : 

Elezbeth their Daughter was Born the 5 mo. 1, 1767. 

Sarah Pearsall 4 mo. 23d, 1 772. 

Robert Pearsall 6 mo. 25, 1774. 

The children of Norris and Ann Lawrence : 

Mary Lawrence Born the 9 Day of the 10 mo., 1 765. 

Hannah Lawrence Born the 21 Day of the 9 mo., 1767. 

Norris Lawrence Born the 15 day of the 2 mo., 1769- 

The children of George and Abigal Bowne of New York : 
their son Robert Bowne was Born the 3 Day of the 6 mo., 1771. 

their son Samuel Smith Bowne was Born the 20 Day of the 

6 mo., i77 2 - 

The children of Walter and Maria Franklin of New York ; 
Maria Franklin Daughter of Walter and Maria Franklin was 

Born the 11 mo. 21 Day 1775 between the ours of Eight & 

Nine in the after noon. 
Sarah Franklin was Born the 10 mo. 4 Day, 1777. 

Hannah Franklin Was Born the 1 mo. 8 Day near Twelve at 

night, 1780. 

The children of James & Mary Parsons of New York : 
{ James Parsons born the 17* of 4 mo., I736- 

( His wife Mary born the 13 of 6 mo., 1737. 

40 Society of Friends. [Jan., 

John their soi ivas born in New York the 15th of the 7 mo., 1767. 

James born in New York 22 of 1 mo., 1772. 

Samuel born in New York 8 of the 8 mo., 1774. 

The children of Ebenezer & Jane Haviland of New York : 
Phebe Haviland born at West Chester the 27 th of ye n month, 1770. 
Ann Haviland born in New York the 4* day of ye 1 month, 1 7 74- 

The children of Isaac & Elizabeth Martin of New York : 
Joseph Martin born ye 20th of 1st mo. 1781 Between 3 &: 4 

o'clock in the afternoon. 
Isaac Martin Jn r born 24 th of 10 mo., 1782. 

Samuel Kenyon son of William & Abigail Kenyon was born 

in New York ye 6th f 3 J mo., 1780. 

The children of William T. Robinson & Sarah Robinson, viz. : 

Esther born ye 28* of n mo., ' 17S1. 

Sarah born ye 15th of 4 mo., 1784- 

Mary born ye u of 1 mo., 1786. 

Thomas born ye 6 of 7 mo., 1787. 

Elizabeth born ye 17 of 12 mo., 17SS. 

Abigail born ye 16 of 2 mo., 1790. 

Ann Robinson 14 of 8 mo., 1701- 

Catharine Wistar Robinson 26 of 12 mo. 1792 & Deceased 

the 17 th of 8 mo. 1793. 

The children of John & Mercy Thorn of Flushing: 
John Thorn was born nth of 2d mo. called April, 1738. 

Joanna Thorn was born the 4* of 3 months called May, 1740- 

Jordon Thorn was born the i s t of 8 mo. called October, 1742. 

Joseph Thorn was born ye 5th f ye n mo. called January 1745 

or 174-f. 
James Thorn was born ye 5th of y e 12* mo. called April, 1 75 1. 

Jordan Thorn Departed this life the 25* of the 3d month 

called May 1745 the above is old stile. 
John Thorn sen r Departed this life half after 8 o'clock in the 

morning of the 7 th day of the 10* month, 1764. 

The children of John & Ann Lawrence of New York : 
Edward B. Lawrence born the 13 th of 6 mo., 1756. 

Hannah Lawrence born ye 8 th of 7 mo., 175S. 

Effingham Lawrence born ye 6th f 6 mo., 1760. 

Mary Lawrence born ye nth of 9 mo. 1762 & Deceased the 

13 th of 11 mo. 1762. 
Mary Lawrence born ye 17th f 10 mo., 1763- 

Catharine Lawrence born ye 15th of 5 mo., 1766. 

Jane Lawrence born ye 2 d of 10 mo., 1768. 

Phebe Lawrence born ye 24 of 12 mo. 1770 & Deceased the 2d 

of 7 mo. 177 1. 

j 874. J Society of Friends. 4 1 

Anna Lawrence born the 2 2d of 5 mo., 1772. 

John Lawrence born the 31st of 10 mo., 1774. 

Phebe & Cornelia Lawrence born ye 17 of 3 mo., 177S. Cor- 
nelia Deceastd ye 27 of 3 mo. 1778. Phebe Lawrence De- 
ceast y c 8* of 8 mo. 17S0. 

The children of Henry & Sarah Shotwell : 
Joseph Dobson Shotwell born 6* of 4 mo., 1732. 

Sarah Shotwell born 2d of 1 mo., 1784. 

Sarah Betts of New Town born 8* of 3d "mo., 1727. 

Jane Betts of do born 21st of 8* mo., 1 75 2. 

Thomas Burnet of New Town born 14* of 4 mo., 1766. 

Sarah Corsa of Newtown born 23d of 10 mo., 1729. 

George Corleis of Newtown born 25^ of 9 mo., 

The children of Sam 1 & Hannah Bowne of New York : 
Eliza Bown born ye 15th of i*t mo. 1790 between the hours of 

eleven and twelve in the morning. 
Thomas P. Bowne, n mo. 30*, 

Gideon Hallett of Newtown born 8* of 12 mo., 1773. 

Mary Robards of Newtown born 13* of 2^ mo., 1725- 

Aaron Shotwell of Newtown born 7* of 4 mo., 17-5. 

John Way of New Town born r8* of 4 mo., 1747. 

Mary Way wife of do born 22 of 9 mo., 1748- 
their children : 

Jemima born 16 of 9 mo., 1 769. 

James born 21 of 4 mo., 1 77 1- 

Mary born 31 of 5 mo., 1773. 

Samuel Marsh born 14 of 5 mo., 1775. 

John born 14 of 4 mo., 1777. 

Judith born 24 of 5 mo., 1779. 

Elizabeth born 3 of 7 mo., 17^3- 

Charles Farrington born 14 of 6 mo., 17S6. 

Sarah borr. 7 of 9 mo., 1789- 

42 Notes on Books. [Jan., 


Annals and Family Records of Winchester, Conn. ; with Exercises'of] the 
Centennial Celebration on the 16th and 17th days of August, 1S71. By John 
Boyd. Hartford : Press of Case, Lockvvood & Brainard, 1S73. Svo, pp. 632. 

This is an excellent sample of local history. The town, in the northwestern 
part of the State of Connecticut, in the county of Litchfield, is a rough one, having 
the modern manufacturing borough of Winsted for its principal village, and appar- 
ently with little to distinguish it from many others. It has " no thrilling incidents 
or romantic tales with which to embellish its transition from barbarism to civiliza- 
tion," and yet it is not the less important to be known and studied. We have 
Bond's Watertown and others, which display the peculiarities of the first settlement 
of these Western wilds by white men. We have here " the settlement and growth 
of one of the most recent of the original towns of the State," showing the march of 
settlements and of empire west of the Connecticut River. Looking through its 
pages, we are surprised to find how many families in the State of New York must 
trace their ancestry through this remote and almost unknown place, and how many 
of the peculiarities here recorded have an extended sway or must be often repeated. 
It is worthy of study, in our own State, by any one watching its settlements, in 
order to know the peculiar traits of difference between those who have been reared 
in the sparsely-settled wilds of the highlands of the interior, and those who have 
encountered the various experiences of the villages on the sea-coast, to say nothing 
of the cities. Many will remember the eminent Chief-Justice Ambrose Spencer 
and some others who came to this State from Litchfield County. We here find the 
origin of the late Judge William Rockwell, of Brooklyn ; of the late Hon. Arphaxad 
Loomis, of Herkimer, and of others. Persons who remember them as we do 
can hardly fail to consider how much of their characters may be referred to the 
circumstances of their origin here described. Vernon, N. Y., it seems, had many 
of its early settlers from Winchester; the climate and soil of Western New York 
were more tempting ; but in every part of the State, the young men from Win- 
chester seem to have tried their fortune. Its local history, in this way, becomes 
parti}- our own. 

Its " first meeting-house," with no chimney nor heat, is vividly displayed. This 
was erected at a lonely place, perhaps central, for the distant to meet halfway, 
before wagons or roads were used. But not less curious is its description of a 
'" Sabbath-day house,' erected by individuals living distant from places of wor- 
ship, for the accommodation of their families, before and during the intervals of 
worship, in the inclement season of winter," and by which, at the close of long 
services, they " returned to their distant homes with a far better appreciation of 
their Sabbath worship than could otherwise have been enjoyed." We think the 
modern arrangements for warmth in the meeting-house itself will be conceded an 

The contribution made by this work to the history of the Revolutionary war 
and of the late civil war is valuable. The nineteen portraits add interest to the 
recitals, and doubtless are sufficient for samples. The anniversary proceedings, 
and the eloquent historical address, give fulness and completeness to the author's 
collections. He is faithful in preserving even the bad spelling of the old records, 
and evidently with no design to excite ridicule or reprehension, but simply out 
of devotion to the truth. Yet he cannot forbear a solemn joke at " pitching a 
stake " for a church, nor at the affinity of the selectmen, who had compensation 
voted them of " fifty cents a day"; while the other compensation voted was in these 
words : " Voted, that every goose found in the highway — if any person shall take up 
such goose, and drive the same to the owner or to pound, shall be entitled to 
receive two cents for each goose or gander." The author says truly, " The experiences 
of a town in small things as well as in large make up its history"; and he has 
handsomely and industriously vindicated the maxim. He gives his experiences 
in sending circulars for information, to which he had few responses, and the more 
successful plan which he pursued, including " personal enquiries of contempo- 
raries and descendants for such items of family history as the records do not fur- 
nish, with the aid of town, society, and church records." So far as we can judge, 
he has furnished a valuable genealogical work. Every native of the town still 
residing there, and every descendant of a native flourishing in other regions, and 

1874.I Announcements. 43 

caring for his origin, should take pains to secure a copy. It cannot be expected 
to be long accessible ; and it is one that will grow more and more valuable by 
age. It will form a monument for all, more effectual, more lasting, and more use- 
ful than all the tombstones erected in the old town. The local records may all 
perish before this book will be destroyed. " For assistance and encouragement 
in prosecuting this work," and " for essential aid in collecting and arranging the 
family records," the writer expresses his grateful acknowledgment to our fellow- 
member, " D. Williams Patterson, Esq., late of Winsted, now of Newark Valley, 
N.Y." Looking through the work, without previous knowledge of the author, 
we have full assurance of his competence, and also that this acknowledgment 
was well deserved. It gives great additional value to the book. C. B. M. 

Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First 
Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800. 
By Jonathan Pearson. Albany, N. Y. : J. Munsell, S2 State Street 1873. 
1 vol. small 4to, pp. 324. 

A little more than a year ago, Professor Pearson gave the public a work of like 
character with this on the Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, which we 
noticed in The Record for October, 1S72. We now take pleasure in announcing 
the issue of this invaluable additional contribution, by the same hand, to the 
genealogical literature of the State. It is aptly termed by the author a " comple- 
ment of the genealogies of the first settlers of Albany," Schenectady having been 
originally but an offshoot from Albany, the families of both places frequently 
intermarrying. The sources of the compilation are chiefly the Doop and Trouw 
Boeken of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. Unfortunately, the regis- 
ter of baptisms and marriages of the first thirty years of the settlement is believed 
to have been destroyed when the city was burned in 1690 ; but the records, from 
the time of the commencement of rebuilding the settlement, in 1691, to the present 
time, are nearly entire, and these are the sources from which, mainly, this volume 
has been compiled. Additional information has been obtained from the records 
in the offices of the Secretary of Stale, the Clerk of the City and County of Albany, 
and the Court of Appeals, and from the Surrogate's office in Albany, while, in some 
instances, family records, and papers, and gravestone inscriptions have afforded 
authentic data and dates. But it will be found to be not a mere catalogue of 
names and dates ; almost every page is interspersed with much biographical 

The arrangement of the genealogies is simple and easily to be understood. 
The tribal names are arranged alphabetically, and the families under each name 
are placed nearly in chronological order, and traced down to the beginning of the 
present century. Although the work does not contain the complete genealogy of 
any particular family, it furnishes important and reliable materials for that pur- 
pose not now readily obtainable by the ordinary searcher among our Dutch 


South Hampton, L. I., Town Records. — We are pleased to learn that shortly 
will be published, in accordance with the resolution of the Town Meeting, the 
First Book of Records and other documents of great historic interest relating to 
the settlement of the town of Southampton, with notes and an introduction by 
W. S. Pelletreau. The work will be published under the supervision of H. P. 
Hedges, W. S. Pelletreau, and E. H. Foster, the Town Clerk— a committee for 
that purpose. Subscriptions may be sent to the editor of the Sag Harbor Express. 

Montague. — We are informed that, some thirty years ago, Mr. William Mon- 
tague, of Boston, Mass., traced back his ancestry in England to a very early date. 
He is a descendant of Richard, of Hadlcy, Mass., in 1659, of whom he has an 
original portrait, taken in his youth, in London, before he emigrated here. Mr. 

a A Notes and Queries. [Jan., 

William Montague has, for some years past, been entirely blind, and his sister, 
Miss Mary Montague, of Granby, Mass., has taken up the labor of carrying on the 
history of the family/;/ this country. She earnestly solicits help from all genea- 
logical students in procuring materials ; and when we consider her time of life 
(she was born at Granby, Mass., in i3o6), the interest we may all have in assisting 
so praiseworthy a purpose is greatly increased by the consideration that the time 
in which she can labor is undoubtedly short. 

Valentine. — Mr. Thomas W. Valentine, of No. 213 Rodney street, Brooklyn 
(E. D.), Long Island, has been engaged, during the past two years, in collecting 
and arranging materials for a history of the Valentine families in America, com- 
prising the descendants of Richard 'Valentine, of Hempstead, L. I. (1647) ; John 
Valentine, of Boston, Mass. (1675); and Benjamin Valentine, of Yonkers, Westchester 
Co., N. Y. (16S0). He will be thankful for any information relating to either of 
these families. 


Schuyler.— In memory of]Gasparus Schuyler who Departed this Life April 
13th 1754 aged 59 years. 

Tho my frail Flesh did oft appeare 

With Grief and Sorrow prest 
I trusted God who heard my Prayer 

An i Granted my request. 

The above inscription is from St. Mary's (Prot. Epis.) churchyard, Burlington, 

N. T. 

the following extracts concerning the family of Schuyler, probably a branch of 
the New York family, were taken from the Parish Register of the same church. 
This book begins in " 1702 " : 

" Buried Anno Dom 1767 Abraham, son and fifth child of Arent Schuyler and 
Jennet his wife, was buried at Burlington, Septr 29th 1767." 

" Baptized. Mary, a daughter of Arent Schuyler and Jane his second wile was 
born Octobr 3d & Baptized Novemr iOth 1768." 

Buried. Mary, the daughter of Arent & Jane Schuyler, last mentioned was 
buried Novr 20th 1763 at Burlington. 

Baptized. Charles a Son & the 8th child of Arent Schuyler was born the 19th of 
May ,1- Baptized the 27th of June 1770 at Burlington. 

Baptized 1773 Augt 12th Abraham, Son of Aarent & Jane Schuyler, born Decemr 
25 1772. 

Buried 1773 Decmr 30 Mary widow of Casparus Schuyler. 

Sept 1 1796 Buried lohn Schuyler. 

Married. Oct 25 1S10 Anthony D Schuyler & Susan Ridge. 

Baptized Octr 8 1S14 Jennet Schuyler & Susan Schuyler. Adults. 

April 25 1S22 married Thomas Machin & Jennette Schuyler. 

Hvrd —Peter Bard Tunr of New York was buried at Burlington June 14th 1769. 

Peter Bard of Mount Holly died Novemr 30th Aged 56 years and was buried 
Decemr 2d 1769 at Burlington. 

Samuel Bard Esqr of Mount Holly died at Bristol Decemr 14 in the 29th year 
of his Age & was buried at Burlington Decemr 17th 1769. 

There are various entries of marriages, births, etc., ol the Bard family in the 
Records of St. Mary's, Burlington. 

Lon£j Island „ . _. . . 

Oyster Bay ffrancis Bntton, Baptized 

Sept 12 

Anno Dom Xti* 


* Christi. 

i874-] Notes and Queries. 45 

Talbot. — Christ Church (Prot. Epis.) Records, Philadelphia. " Buried. Mar. 
23, 1727 John Talbot, from New York." 

Allen— Gordon. — Episcopal churchyard, Middletown, N. J. Large vault stone. 
In Memory of Mary wife of James P. Allen of New York and daughter of Charles 
and Catharine Gordon of this place who departed this Life October 12th 1803 Aged 
27 years 5 months and 14 days. 

Ustick. — Ancient graveyard in the same village. William Hartshorne Ustick, 
son of Willm is: Sarah Ustick of the City of N:York who Died at Portland 50 
August 17S9 aged 13 months and 6 days. 

MiNTURN. — In Memory of Elizabeth daughter of Benjamin & Mar)' Minturn of 
New York. She departed this Life on the 11 day of October 1823 In the 23th year 
of her age. 

William John Potts. 

Camden, N. J. 

Verplanck. — In a judgment rendered in the Court of New Amsterdam, 22d 
January, 1660, it is stated that Jacob Verplanck, of Amsterdam, merchant, married 
Diewertje de Flienes, of Weesp, by whom he had one child, who was under the 
guardianship of Gilbert de Flienes, resident of Weesp. Jacob Verplanck's widow 
married William Janzen Bruynen. Abraham Yerplank, father of Geleyn V., and 
ancestor of the family in this country, was the brother of the above-mentioned 
Jacob. E. B. o'c. 

Hearn and Lynn Family Record. — The following have been copied, at my 
request, from old Bibles in Philadelphia, and I have no doubt, from the character 
of the gentleman to whose kindness I am indebted for them, are faithful tran- 
scripts. T. s. 

Germantown, Philadelphia. 

1696. September 4 the 6th day of the week 9 day the mun about 3 of the morng 
my son Heanrey Hearn was born. 

September 13 day 1726 my daughter Elseb Harknas was delivered of a daughter 
3 day of the week at about 5 in the afternoon o in »"- 

© t- 

ii d of November 1727 my wife Saray Hearn decsed Abut the 6 ower Af med. 

My daughter Saray Hearn was born the 20 day of September the 5th day week 
1677 In North Yarmouth. 

My .... was born in yar. . . . 19th day of 6 month called August 16S5 about the 
ii ower at night the first day of the moon on the 4th day of week. 

My daughtr Susanay Hearn was born In .... the 10 day of October 168S the 
4th day of the week about 3 afternoon 56m the 27 day of the mun. 

My daughter Maray Hearn was born in Philadelphia the 29 day .... 

Joseph Lyns Senyore was born the 14th of June in the year of our Lord 1691. 

Joseph Lyns Senyore was married the 25th of December in the year of our Lord 

Joseph Lyn juner was born the 22d day of Aprell In the morning betwixt S or 9 
of the Clock in ye year of our lord 1716. 

John Lyn was Born the 17th of September at half an hour after 11 at night in the 
year of our lord 171S. 

Elizabeth Lyn was born ye 13th of June at 26 minutes after 9 in the morning in 
the year of our Lord 1720 and the second day of the week. 

Martha Lyn was born the 29 of May at 50 minutes after eleven in the morning & 
in the year of our Lord 1722. 

Ester Lyn was born the 19th of february at 35 minutes after One in the morn- 
ing and in the year of our Lord 1724. 

Susanah Lyn was born ye 20th of September between two and 3 in the morning 
& in the year of our Lord 1725. 

The seacond Susanah Lyn was born the iSth of December between 2 & 3 in the 
morning and in the year of our Lord 1726. 

Seth Lyn was born the 29 of September £ after eleven at night and dyed the 
27th of November folowing. 

Martha Lyn wife of ... . (Departed this life 16th of Augt 1756 at 8 ... . Clock in 
the Evening. 

Jos; Lyn Senr was married to his wife Sarah the 25th of May 1737. 

46 Society Proceedings — Obituaries. [J^-, 

Jerimiah Lyn was born the 22d of February aboute 4 of the Clock in the morn- 
ing in the year 1737-S. 

Sarah Lyn was born the Stli of October aboute half an hour after 6 in the eve- 
ning in the year 1739. 

Hanah Lynn was born the Sth of August aboute 4 of the Clock in the morning 
in the year 174-. 

Joseph Lynn Senr Departed this Life October ye 12th, 1742 aged 51 and 3 

months 28 days. 

Sarah Lynn wife Josh Lynn Departed this Life ye 4 of June 1759 at 6 in the 

orning aged 52 years 11 months &. 28 days. 

Hannah Lynn Departed this Life ye n of January 1760 Aged iS years 4 months 

id 22 Days at half an hour after 3 after Noon & Six Day of the week. 



New London County Connecticut Historical Society. — The third annual 
meeting of the New London County Historical Society was held at 11 o'clock 
a.m., Monday, Nov. 24th, 1S73, at the Common Council Chamber, in the city of 
New London, the President in the chair. 

The following-named gentlemen were elected officers of the Society for the ensu- 
ing year : President, L. F. S. Foster ; Vice-Presidents, Charles J. McCurdy, Ashbel 
Woodward, Francis B. Loomis ; Advisory Committee, Thomas P. Field, Hiram 
P. Ames, Henry P. Haven, William H. Potter, John T. Wait, George W. Goddard, 
Henry J. Gallup, Richard A. Wheeler, Thomas L. Shipman, James Griswold, John 
W. Stedman, Daniel Lee, Hiram Willey, Ledyard Bill, Ralph Wheeler ; Secretary, 
John P. C. Mather ; Treasurer, William H. Rowe. 

After the usual reports were presented and accepted, and the regular business 
of the Society was transacted, the association was favored with an address from 
Rev. Dr. Bacon, of New Haven. The speaker had the close attention of his 
auditors for more than an hour while he gave a history of " The First Year in the 
Life of the Pilgrim Colony at Plymouth." The address is to be published. 


Samuel Nelson, who lately resigned as an Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, after long wearing the robes of high judicial office, 
died suddenly at his residence in Cooperstown, N. Y., on 6th December, 1S73, 
having just completed his Sist year. He was born at Hebron, Washington Co., 
in this State, on 10th November, 1792, being a son of John Rodgers Nelson and 
Jane (McCartee), his wife, both of Irish descent. His ancestors emigrated from 
the North of Ireland to Salem, Washington Co., some 15 or 20 years before 
the breaking out of the Revolutionary war. He entered Middlebury College, 
Vermont, in 1S11, and graduated August, 1S13. He studied law in Salem, in the 
office of Messrs. Savage & Woods, both noted lawyers, one of whom became Chief- 
Justice of the State of New York, and the other a county judge of Madison 
Co. In 1S16, he accompanied Mr. Woods to Madison Co., and he was admitted 
to the bar of the Supreme Court in January, 1817. He opened a law-office in 
Cortland Village, Cortland Co., and commenced the practice of the law with much 
success. He was pleasant and genial in his manners and address, and, when a 
young man, very good-looking ; and he soon became popular. In 1S19, he mar- 
ried Pamela, the' eldest daughter of Judge Woods. In 1S20, he was a Presidential 
Elector, and voted for James Monroe as President, when re-elected for a second 

1 874. J Obituaries. 47 

term. It was not a time of such political excitement as soon afterwards arose. 
He became Postmaster of Cortland Village, pursuing with vigor his legal practice ; 
and in 1821 he was elected a member of the Convention to revi;>e the State Con- 
stitution, being one of the youngest members of that body. The old judges who 
were members took the unpopular side, and lost their places. He opposed the 
previous property qualification for white voters, retaining it for the others. The 
argument which seemed to prevail was that the colored men, recently slaves, poor 
and ignorant, would not prudently, wisely, and independently exercise the fran- 
chise. In 1S22 he lost his first wife. Upon the organization of the courts under 
the new constitution, in 1S23, he was appointed Circuit Judge for the circuit 
which included his county. It was an active office, the Circuit Judge having 
jurisdiction, in law and equity, in civil and criminal cases. He held that station 
about eight years. In 1S25, he married Catharine A., dau. of Dr. Russell, of 
Cooperstown, and in 1S31 was promoted to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of this State. After filling that position about six years, he, in 1S37, became 
Chief-Justice in place of his old preceptor, John Savage, resigned. Filling that 
eminent place very acceptabl)^ about eight years, he, in 1845, was elevated to a 
wider field of action, and became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United 
States, to succeed Smith Thompson. He was deemed more acceptable to the 
Southern men then in power than Chancellor Walworth, his competitor. In this 
high position, his long experience as a Circuit Judge and Justice of the Supreme 
Court of our State gave him decided advantages ever others, and fully vindicated 
the old maxim that the office and duties of a judge require so much skill, practice, 
and experience that a man should commence early in life to attain distinction. 
The most eminent barristers and advocates have conspicuously failed as judges. 
His opinions are spread out in the legal reports lor the examination of the world, 
and must have a widespread and lasting effect. He was a member of the State 
Convention to revise the Constitution, in 1S46, but not active. He was called 
from his strictly judicial duties, in 1871, to act as a member of the High Commis- 
sion which framed the Treaty of Washington. He has taken part in deciding 
many of the difficult questions of national and constitutional law which have 
risen. He took a firm grasp of such questions. In the case of the Circassian, a 
British vessel, arrested for attempting to break the blockade, he dissented from 
the decision of Chief-Justice Chase and the other judges ; and his opinion in the 
result has been held right, and the others overruled. The nation has to foot the 
bill for the error. On the currency questions, he agreed with the Chief-Justice 
that a forced legal-tender currency of paper should end with the war, or with the 
extreme necessity which alone could form an apology for it ; and their wise de- 
cisions have been unfortunately overruled by men of less experience and less 
knowledge, perhaps with narrower minds, warped by local interests, for whose 
errors the country may yet have to suffer. When he resigned office,about one year 
before his death, the opinions and demonstrations on all sides can be referred to 
as remarkable expressions respecting his character and course. He was doubt- 
less, in some degree, a partisan ; but the merit consisted in his subordination and 
mastery of merely partisan courses by adherence to fixed rules and principles of 
law. He had the misfortune to lose several of his children. Hon. R. R. Nelson, 
one of his sons, is District Judge of the United States, a,t St. Paul, Minn. His 
daughter, Catharine Russell, is the wife of the Rev. Dr. Beach, of St. Peter's 
Church, W. Twentieth Street, New York. His son, S. William Nelson, resides at 
Cooperstown. His daughter, Annie P., is the wife of T. T. Starkweather, of 
Brooklyn. His second daughter became the wife of Kenneth G. White, Esq., of 
this city, and died some twelve years ago. The public memorials of him are so 
numerous that no further recital seems necessary. c. E. M. 

Rufus W. Peckham, Judge of the Court of Appeals, lately a Judge of the 
Supreme Court at Albany, was, with his wife and many others, drowned at sea, 
by the collision and sinking of the steamer Ville du Havre. The death of his 
brother, and other calamitous events, have much interfered with an appropriate 
review of his life and actions. There will doubtless be published a suitable memo- 
rial. He was District Attorney of Albany Co., 1S3S-40 ; member of Congress, 
1853-55 ; and a Judge of the Supreme Court, 1860-69. He was not what is called 
a popular man, but had great courage and decision of character. A well-written 

4$ Obituaries. [Jan., 1874. 

life may be highly attractive to those who believe that " universal popularity is 
seldom less than a scandal," and merit perusal by those who, as voters or seekers 
of votes, look at servility and suppleness with a more favorable eye. c b. m. 

John M. Parker, a Judge of the Supreme Court for the Sixth District, died at 
Owego, on 16th December, 1S73, and left another vacancy on the bench. He was 
born at Greenville, Washington Co., in 1S05 ; graduated at Middlebury College, 
Yt., in 1S25 ; was a member of the XXXIVth and XXXVth Congresses ; and was 
elected a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1859, and re-elected in 1867 for eight 
years. c. B. m. 

NICHOLS. — John Gough Nichols, F.S.A., died on Thursday, the 13th November 
last, at his seat at Holmwood, near Dorking, in England, in the 67th year of his 
age. Born in London in the year 1807, and arriving at maturity while yet his 
grandfather, the elder John Nichols, and his father, John Bowye'r Nichols, were 
both in active life, he inherited largely their literary and antiquarian accomplish- 
ments and tastes. The untiring devotion of these three successive members of 
the same family and name to the illustration of English local history, topographv, 
and genealogy will ever be held in grateful remembrance by all students in these 
branches of literature. For nearly four-score years — from 1778 to 1S56 — the 
Genthman s Magazine was successfully conducted under their editorial manage- 
ment. Mr. Nichols (the subject of this notice) also edited and published the 
Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, S vols. ; the Topographer and Genealogist, 
being a continuation of the Collectanea, 1846 to 1858, 3 vols, royal Svo ; and, in 
1S62, commenced the Herald and Genealogist, which is still in course of publication 
He was one of the founders of the Camden Society, and edited several of its pub- 
lications, besides contributing important and valuable aid to the respective editors 
of nearly all the others. " His death creates a void which will not readily be filled 
in that field of literature which he had made so peculiarly his own." j. j. l. 

Merritt. — George Merritt died of heart-disease at his residence, Lyndehurst, 
Irvington-on-Hudson, on Sunday, October 5, 1S73. He was descended from 
Thomas 1 Merritt, who came from England to Cambridge, Mass., about 1630. His 
son Thomas, 2 who was also born in England, was of New London. His son 
Thomas, 3 of Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y., had a son Joseph 4 , also of Rye. His 
son Nehemiah 5 , of Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co., had three sons. The second son 
Nehemiah, jr., lived in Oueensbury, and had several sons ; the youngest, Benja- 
min, 7 was the father of George, 8 the subject of this sketch. 

He was born in White Creek, Washington Co., Aug. 14, 1S07. In 1822, he went 
to New York City, and entered the store of Merritt & Dart. He afterwards 
became senior partner of the firm of Merritt & Ely, dry goods merchants, where 
he remained until 1S51, when he retired from active business, although still inter- 
ested as special partner in several firms. He was then elected President of the 
New England Car Spring Co., which office he held till within a few years. In 
1S45, he married Julia, daughter of the late Alanson Douglas, of Troy, by whom 
he had six children, four of whom are now living. In 1S67, he removed from 
New York to his country-seat at Irvington, where he continued to reside up to 
the time of his death. 

He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and held various offices 
and posts of trust. His liberality was well known, and was yet free from ostenta- 
tion or publicity. 

During the last two or three years of his life, he suffered very much from ill- 
health ; but although for a long lime confined to his house, he was still patient 
and uncomplaining, and ever ready to sympathize with, or interest himself in, 
those about him. He was always modest and dignified, and forgetful of himself 
in looking after the welfare of others. The funeral services were held in the 
beautiful parish church, and he was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, near 
Tarrytown. d. m. 

The year 1S73 has been one quite remarkable for its necrology, embracing 
many eminent names. The daily, weekly, and annual publications dispense 
with any attempt to call the roll. Let us fill our minds with happier thoughts 
for the New Year. c. B. M. 


calogical ants ^graphical |lctAtb. 

Vol. V. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1874. No. 2. 



An Address Delivered on the Oceasion of the Fifth Anniversary of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, February 25, 1874. 

Mr. President and Gentlemen: 

The custom of this Society requires that once a year it should depart 
from the dry detail of dates and names and pedigrees with which it is 
engaged at ordinary times, and on the evening of its anniversary, when its 
rooms are honored by a fuller attendance of its associates and friends, and 
graced by the presence of the fairer sex, should listen to an address from 
one of its members upon some subject connected with its labors. This 
task, which, by your courtesy, has devolved upon me this year, I approach 
with modesty and hesitation. It is a task which necessarily grows more 
difficult year by year. The purposes of the Society and the methods of 
its work have been already fully explained. 

Our first President, of whose presence and active and efficient services 
we have, to our great regret, been deprived, by his removal to another 
part of the State, discussed, in a careful and elaborate discourse, the his- 
tory and uses of Genealogy as a Science. Two not less worthy of our 
associates, who are happily still with us, working industriously for the 
Society, brought before us, in successive years, other views of the nature 
and methods of our work. The one taught us the usefulness and value of 
the study of biography, not only as a help in preserving the records of 
the past, but also as a firm foundation for the researches of future stu- 
dents. The other entered more into details ; and, after giving us much 
useful instruction as to methods of investigation, and the rules for making 
family histories and tables of descent authentic, trustworthy, and intelligible 
(without which qualities they are worthless, and the trained genealogist 
rejects them with scorn), he proceeded to defend the right of the children 
of daughters to stand side by side with those of sons in pedigrees and 
family histories. It is not necessary now to reopen the quastio vexata 
of the propriety of recording in every pedigree the respective lines of 
matrilinear as well as patrilinear descents. The objection is obvious, viz. : 
interminable voluminousness. The reasons which, in the judgment of 
our esteemed associate, outweigh this single but formidable objection he 
has laid before us with all distinctness. It may be observed, in passing, 
that he has no less famous a coadjutor than Sir Bernard Burke, the 

50 Heraldry and Genealogy. [April, 

author of the " Rcyal Families." Every one of the two hundred pedigrees 
in that celebrated book is necessarily deduced through female lines. The 
queen herself is a daughter of Alfred, by reason of her descent from 
Matilda of Scotland, the sister of that Edgar the Atheling who perhaps 
should have been, but was not, the last of the Saxon kings. It is hardly 
necessary, however, to say that these subjects, thus discussed, have been 
thoroughly exhausted. One who follows after such predecessors is likely 
to be an unsuccessful gleaner in a field from which they have carried off 
every grain of wheat. Under these somewhat embarrassing circum- 
stances, it became necessary to approach the subjects which custom pre- 
scribes from some other direction. I accordingly, after due considera- 
tion, determined to take up what seems to be almost the only point which 
has been left untouched, and to ask your attention to a few observations 
on the subject of Heraldry and its relations to Genealogy; or, in stricter 
and more scientific language, of the use and value of the knowledge of 
coat-armor in the investigation of descents. The word heraldry is of 
course used in its popular sense. Armory, or the science of armorials, is 
the expression which Planche and other modern heralds prefer, because 
they think that it conveys more accurately the idea of recording, marshal- 
ling, and illustrating coat-armor, or coats of arms, with their adjuncts, the 
crest, the mantlings, the supporters, and the motto. Strictly speaking, 
heraldry is genealogy ; or, rather, the latter is a branch of the former 
science. When the functions of the earliest heralds — to proclaim war and 
peace, and to carry messages between hostile armies, whence their persons 
were sacred both among the nations of antiquity and in the middle ages, 
and to maltreat a herald was a crime against decency and religion — when 
their functions were superseded by ministers of war and flags of truce, 
much, nevertheless, remained for them to do, and, after the fashion of 
Europe in the ages of chivalry, they were associated in guilds or col- 

The College of Arms, in London, was founded in 1483 by Richard 
III., " a prince of whom," as Mr. Lower observes, *' whatever may be said 
as a murderer, a usurper, and a tyrant, impartial justice awards to him 
the credit of a wise and masterly execution of the duties of his regal office. 
Many of the regulations of the state, adopted by him and continued by 
his successors, bear the impress of a mind of no common order." The 
duties of the heralds were, briefly, the marshalling of processions, the 
assisting at all public ceremonies in which the royal family or the nobility 
were interested — as, for instance, at coronations, baptisms, and funerals — 
the ascertainment and authentication of pedigrees, and the regulation of 
coat-armor. These last two duties, which have varied but little for many 
ages, and in which we, in this Society, have a peculiar interest, were con- 
ducted by a system of visitations, which lasted until it was brought to an 
end in the troubles which preceded the civil wars of the seventeenth cen- 
tury, since which time it has not been permanently revived. 

The purpose of these visitations, which were made from time to time 
throughout the several counties of England, was to obtain authentic 
information of the descent as well as the increase of families, and to 
examine, record, and, if necessary, confirm their arms. The " visitations." 
as they are called, form an important part of the records of the College of 
Arms. A few of them were published by the late William Berry in 
the early part of the present century. They are well known, and are 

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held in high and well-merited estimation. A proposal of the Harleian 
Society to publish a new series of Visitations, at the moderate subscription 
price of a guinea a year, will, it is to be hoped, meet with the encourage- 
ment it deserves. The later visitations (many of them unedited and prac- 
tically inaccessible) come down to the times of the great emigrations to 
America; and it is by no means impossible that they may help to throw 
light upon the question which is the great crux of American genealo- 
gists, viz. : the antecedents of the first settler. It is eminently provoking 
to know that one's ancestor was, beyond all reasonable doubt, a cadet of 
some honorable family, and yet to be unable to identify him. Yet this is 
the position of many of our most ancient families — ancient, that is, as men 
reckon antiquity in America. It is doubtless satisfactory to know that we 
are autochthones, children of the soil, and to be able to begin with the 
beginning of civilization in a new land; but it would be more satisfactory 
to be able to trace the descent and position in his earlier home of the 
ancestor whose exertions and self-denial laid the foundations of the 
liberties, the pleasures, and the blessings which we now enjoy. This is 
one of the uses of the study of armorials as an aid to the study of descent. 
I have, however, been anticipating what might be better said further on. 
Let me ask you to go back with me, and begin at the beginning. 

The beginning is not far to seek, as men reckon antiquity in older 
lands. The authentic history of armorial bearings cannot be carried fur- 
ther back than the twelfth century, when they seem to have sprung into 
existence, by common consent, all over Europe. Heraldry, however, has 
a fictitious as well as an authentic history. Sylvanus Morgan, the reputed 
author of a ponderous tome, "The Sphere of Gentry," and its successor, 
" Armilogia ; or, The Language of Amies " (which Mr. Lower calls " two of 
the most absurd productions of the English press "), tells us that Adam 
was a gentleman, and bore arms. The gentility of our first father is much 
insisted on by the earlier heraldic writers. It is not necessary to question 
it ; but it seems superfluous to fortify it by coat-armor, or to accept the 
grave statement of Sylvanus Morgan that he bore in Paradise a shield of 
pure red or gules, with the arms of Eve, argent or silver, in an " esco- 
cheon of pretence," because she was an heiress. Lady Juliana Berners, 
in the " Boke of St. Alban's," published in i486, seems to regard Adam as 
a parvenu. The philosophy of the fifteenth century had not, indeed, 
arrived at the knowledge of that mysterious development of the germ 
which was the result of the labors of an Omnipotent Creator — a being 
hairy, with pointed ears and a long tail, arboreal in its habits, which we 
are now requested to accept as the progenitor of the lords of the creation. 
Had such ideas been presented to the contemplation of the courteous and 
well-taught prioress, she would probably have thought they savored of 
what St. Paul calls " profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of 
science falsely so called." She traces the origin of nobility, and of its 
external symbols, to a higher, indeed the highest source, for she finds it 
in heaven itself. "At hevyn," says she, "I will begin : where were V 
orderis of aungelis, and now stand but IV. in cote armoris of knowledge, 
encrowned full hye with precious stones, where Lucifer with millionys of 
aungels, out of hevyn fell into hell and odyr places and been holden 
there in bondage ; and all were erected in hevyn of gentill nature." 

In the older books of heraldry, there is a great deal of real erudition 
mixed up with the wildest speculation. When so learned a man as Sir 

52 Heraldry and Genealogy [April, 

John Feme allows himself to be so far carried away by extravagant 
notions of its antiquity as gravely to attribute its origin to the " coats of 
skins " which the Creator made for Adam and Eve after their transgres- 
sion, it is not surprising that other writers should have assigned arms to 
Cain and Abel, " Moyses. Aron, and the profettys," or should have exer- 
cised their ingenuity in devising arms for the worthies and heroes of the 
fifty centuries which, according to the received chronology, preceded the 
true beginning of the science. A great sinner in this respect was Master 
Gerard Leigh, whose " Accedens of Armory," published in 1562, notwith- 
standing its pedantic style and its strange intermingling of facts and 
fancy, passed through five editions, and retained its popularity until it 
was superseded by the " Display of Heraldry," by John Guillim, who savs 
of himself: " I am the first who brought a method into this heroic art." 
Guillim, indeed, may fairly enough be considered the precursor of the 
modern school, of which the celebrated Peter Heylyn, the high-church- 
man, the biographer of Laud, and the historian of the Presbyterians, may 
be regarded as one of the earliest disciples. Heylyn's " Help to English 
History," though, like Guillim, it is not wholly free from the vagaries and 
redundancies of the earlier writers, yet was not ill-calculated to dispel the 
disrepute into which heraldry was brought by the labors of such men as 
Morgan and Bossewell, and the followers of a school which revelled in 
fancifulness and mysticism, and filled its books with irrelevant illustra- 
tions drawn from every subject of human knowledge. The mischief which 
they did was, however, corrected in a measure by the thoughtful and 
intelligent labors of William Camden, Clarencieux, the illustrious author 
of " Britannia." 

The study of heraldry, neglected for a while, was revived in the last 
century. Arthur Collins, in his " Peerage of England," first published in 
1709, augmented in successive editions, and edited by Sir Egerton Bryd- 
ges in 1812, won for its author a high reputation for his industry and 
research. The elaborate works of Playfair, Banks, Edmondson, and the 
Burkes, and the very useful county histories, go over much the same 
ground, though many of them include both the titled and the untitled 
nobility. Among the most recent and familiar names are those of Sir 
Harris Nicolas, Noble, Moule, Brydson, Berry, Grose, and in our own 
times, Lower, Cussans, Boutell, Blanche, Gough, Nichol, and the learned 
editor of the Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Dr. Howard, who has 
been good enough to take an interest in our own Society. 

The " Glossary of Heraldry," attributed to the late Henry Gough, is a 
book of the highest merit, and seems to have been adopted as the ground- 
work of the " Elements of Heraldry," published a few years ago in Boston 
by" William H. Whitmore. Mr. Whitmore has added to an excellent 
condensation of the " Glossary " many admirable observations of his own, 
and has enriched his book with illustrations of the history of heraldry in 
America which are peculiarly valuable to American students. One of the 
latest writers is Miss Millington, who is said to be as earnest and enthu- 
siastic as her great prototype, Lady Juliana Berners, and whose work is 
highly commended for the beauty of its style and the fascinations with 
which the accomplished authoress has contrived to brighten up a subject 
which, to the uninitiated, has heretofore seemed to be somewhat dull and 

It is proper here to acknowledge my obligations to Mr. Lower, to 

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whose " Curiosities of Heraldry " — a book not so well known in this coun- 
try as it deserves to be — I am indebted for the materials of the earlier 
part of this brief and necessarily most incomplete outline of heraldic 
bibliography. It is one of the misfortunes of a citizen of a new country — 
even though he be autochthonous — to be cut off from many of the privi- 
leges of the inhabitants of older lands, among others those of visiting old 
churches and reading old books. I am forced to confess that my only 
knowledge of the earliest writers is derived from Mr. Lower. Neither 
that gigantic infant, the Astor Library, nor its older and more modest 
neighbor, the very choice and elegant library of Columbia College, pos- 
sesses a copy of that " nobull werke," the " Boke of St. Alban's," or of the 
" Sphere of Gentry," or of the " Glossary of Heraldry." The last work, 
however, is to be found in a very unlikely place, viz. : the library of the 
Theological Seminary, in Twentieth Street. 

Mr. Lower and Mr. Planche maybe regarded as the champions of the 
modern school which sternly rejects the figments of the imagination, and 
which, seeing no reason why heraldry should not be studied in the same 
manner as any other science, insists strictly upon facts and evidence and 
authentic history. Mr. Lower employs himself, to his own evident delight 
and the infinite amusement of his readers, in demolishing the fables which 
his predecessors have so industriously recorded. Mr. Planche first in- 
dulges in a threnody. " Had half the ingenuity and industry," he says, 
" been exerted to discover the real origin of armorial insignia which has 
been wasted in inventing stories to account for them, what service might 
have been rendered to history, what light thrown upon genealogy and 
biography ! How many a document has disappeared or utterly perished 
which was accessible to the authors of the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies, who have used their pens but to mystify or disgust their readers." 
Having thus definitely expressed his sentiments, he proceeds to build up a 
clear and intelligible history of heraldry, discussing the subject in detail, 
taking nothing for granted, but bringing evidence to support every state- 
ment. His " Pursuivant of Arms" is no bulky tome. A couple of hun- 
dred pages are enough for what he has to say ; and he says it well and to 
the purpose. The book is easily accessible, and it is unnecessary to say 
much more about it now. It may be as well to mention, however, that 
as it is rather a history than a grammar, it necessarily presupposes a cer- 
tain familiarity with the rules of art. It would be well, therefore, for any 
one who wishes to read it intelligently and with satisfaction, first to study 
some manual or grammar. Perhaps as compact and clear a one as can 
be found is the excellent little book of Mr. Whitmore. A knowledge of 
the nomenclature of heraldry is also necessary to the readers of Mr. 
Lower's very entertaining work. 

The origin of heraldry, I have already mentioned, cannot be definitely 
explained. The common consent of the more sober and rational writers 
tells us that it began in the Crusades, and arose from the necessity of 
having some means of distinguishing the leaders and their followers. The 
reason is no doubt the right one, though there seems to be no sufficient 
evidence for the statement itself. There can be no doubt that armorial 
bearings were originally military distinctions, and answered much the 
same purpose as the uniforms of modern times. I am disposed to con- 
sider the grotesque and fantastical figures shown in the Bayeux tapestry, 
on the shields of the Norman and Saxon warriors, as the rude foreshadow- 

54 Heraldry and Genealogy. [April, 

ings or the obscurest hints of the definite science which grew up a hun- 
dred years later. Mr. Planche, however, hardly attributes even this slight 
importance to them. He quotes Anna Comnena, who, in her life of 
Alexius, describes the shields of the French warriors at her father's court 
as made of polished metal, " with an umbo (boss) of shining brass in the 
middle, so as to dazzle the eyes of the beholders." 

Heraldic insignia appear to have been equally unknown in the Second 
Crusade, 1147. They had, however, made their appearance before the 
Third Crusade, 1189. "The seal of Philip I., Count of Flanders, of the 
date of 1 164," according to Mr. Planche, "is the earliest unquestionable 
example, in the collection of Vredius, on which the lion appears as an 
heraldic bearing. His cylindrical helmet is also emblazoned with a 
demi-lion rampant, whilst the seal of the same Count to a document of 
the date 1157, as if on purpose to mark the circumstance more strongly, 
is without any device. Of this same period, the latter half of the twelfth 
century, are the heraldic fieurs-de-lys of France, and the lions or leopards 
of England." 

The starting-point thus settled, the only way to write the history of 
heraldry is to take up heraldic bearings in order, and investigate their 
origin or trace their progress. This is what Mr. Planche does ; if any 
one chooses to follow him, he will find him a guide, philosopher, and friend 
able to instruct and ready to amuse his scholar. Here, however, we must 
leave him, and hasten on to what remains to be said. 

This is not the time or place to discuss the grammar or vocabulary ot 
heraldry. Were I to attempt to do so, I might run the risk of being 
unintelligible, and would certainly be intolerably dull. I will therefore 
not alarm the ladies with visions of blue lions, or red elephants, or purple 
swans, or griffins, or wyverns, or chimeras dire, or any of those mysterious 
creations which are familiar to the herald. There is, however, a reason 
for these phenomena, which will be presently explained ; and it may be 
as well to speak briefly of some elementary principles. 

We are accustomed to speak of coats of arms and of shields, and 
both expressions are strictly accurate. Arms, being intended for a mili- 
tary distinction, were painted upon shields and worn on coats. Gilbert 
de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, was slain at Bannockburn, a.d. 13 13, by 
the Scots, who would have kept him for a ransom, but did not know him, 
because he had forgotten to put on his coat of arms. The " Glossary " 
gives two figures of knights in armor, wearing the coat of arms or sur- 
coat — one a member of the Turville family, from a window in Wolston 
Church, Warwickshire ; the other John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, temp. 
Hen. VI. Mr. Boutell, in his " Arms and Armour," gives the seal of Sir 
Thomas de Beauchamp, K.G., 1344, in which the arms are found in 
the surcoat and the shield, and are also repeated on the trappings of the 

The externals of the escutcheon are the helmet, the mantling, the 
crest, the supporters, the motto, and, for peers, the coronet. The helmet 
and the coronet differ according to fixed rules for different degrees. The 
mantling or lambrequin represents the covering of the helmet, jagged to 
represent the cuts which it is supposed to have received in battle. Sup- 
porters are figures of men and animals, which seem to support or hold up 
the shield. The use of them is limited to sovereign houses, peers, and 
Knights of the Garter; but by a special privilege, or by prescription, it is 

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also extended to some baronets and private gentlemen. The motto is a 
short sentence, usually conveying some pious sentiment, but sometimes 
not. It is disputed whether the motto be derived from the pious ejacula- 
tions in which our worthy forefathers delighted, or from the war-cries or 
words of onset which seem to have given them equal satisfaction. Doubt- 
less the " Vigila et ora " of Wake, and the " Dura spiro spero " of Dillon, 
are of the former character ; but Smith and Fytton are no pacific persons : 
" Fight on, quoth Fytton"; " Smite, quoth Smith." Equally untran- 
quil people are Butler and Fitz-Gerald, who assail us with fire and sword, 
declaring, in the choicest Irish, " Butler a boo," " Crom a boo "— " I will 
burn." Sometimes mottoes are a play upon the name— "Set on, says 
Seton." Allusive mottoes are sometimes more recondite. The crest of 
the Livingstons of New York is a ship tossing in a stormy sea, the motto 
"Spero meliora." The crest of the late Dr. Hawks is a hawk, his motto 
" Never check." We should understand that a hawk is said to check 
when she refuses to do her duty. Pierrepont gives " Pie repone te " ; 
Halliwell "E sacro puteo." Sometimes the allusion is to the arms; as 
Perceval, whose arms are three white crosses, and his motto, " Sub cruce 
Candida." The arms of the late Bishop Hopkins are three roses and as 
many pistols cocked; the motto, " Aut suavitate aut vi." The crest of 
Martin is an ape ; his motto, " He who looks at Martin's ape, Martin's 
ape shall look at him "—a defiance, doubtless, but not a very intelligible 
one. The generality of mottoes, however, express some pious or honor- 
able sentiment. Of this character are " Crux Christi nostra corona " of 
the Barclays, " Propere et provide " of the Robinsons, and " Per aspera 
ad astra " of the Johnsons, three well-known New York families. In the 
latter, however, there may be also intended an allusion to the crest — a 
phoenix rising from the flames. The " Excelsior " of the State of New 
York is also of this double character. The crest familiar to us as a 
modest drawing decorating our spoons and note-paper was originally a 
substantial structure, literally worn above the helmet, and carried into the 
field. Knights thus decorated must have presented a most extraordinary 
appearance, arousing sentiments of veneration, doubtless, in their contempo- 
raries, but calculated, if we may judge from the drawings in the books, to 
excite very different feelings in their irreverent descendants. " Tempora 
niutantur, et nos mutamur in illis." Perhaps some antiquarian of the 
twenty-fifth century will laugh at the uniforms in which our martial souls 
delight, despise shoulder-straps, and wonder why blue coats or red panta- 
loons should be essential to solemn war. The principle, however, is the 
same. The fierce crest of the middle ages and the waving plume of the 
modern general answer the same purpose; and it is by no means certain 
that the latter answers it best. If the object be distinction and easy 
recognition, the distinction should be conspicuous. 

The escutcheon or shield contains the true hereditary arms, and is 
therefore the source from which the genealogist derives aid and informa- 
tion. Arms commonly consist of two parts, the field and the charge, 
although instances are not wanting in which the field is uncharged, as in 
the arms of Albret, which are given by Froissart as simply gules, or red. 
The field is the surface of the shield, the charge that which is placed upon 
it. It may be one or more of the ordinaries — figures formed by lines 
drawn upon the shield — or a subordinary — figures peculiar to heraldry — or a 
common charge. The latter are natural, artificial, or chimerical, and may 

56 Heraldry a?id Genealogy. [April, 

represent any object whatever. A charge or ordinary may itself be 
charged; indeed, the number of charges that may be introduced into a 
coat of arms is theoretically unlimited. All charges must look to the 
dexter or right side of the shield, which is always opposite the left hand 
of the beholder. This rule is sometimes ignorantly neglected by modern 
painters. The tinctures employed in heraldry are the metals, gold and 
silver, called respectively or and argent ; the colors, sable, black, gules, 
red, azure, light blue, vert, green, and J>i/rpure, purple; and the furs, vair 
and ermine, of which last there are certain variations. Some heralds add 
to the colors sanguine, blood-color, and tenne', orange tawny ; but these 
seldom or never occur in English heraldry. When a charge is given in 
its natural colors, it is said to be proper. It is a positive rule that metal 
is never to be placed upon metal nor color upon color; but furs may be 
combined with either. There are, however, occasional exceptions to this 
rule. A notable one is found in the arms of the Christian kingdom of 
Jerusalem, which consist of golden crosses in a silver field. They are 
thought to contain an allusion to the words of the Psalmist, " the wings 
of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold," Ps. 
lxviii. 13. 

Arms descend from a father to his sons absolutely, and to his daugh- 
ters for life, unless they be heiresses — i.e., without brothers — in which 
case the arms, according to the rules of English heraldry, descend to 
their posterity. The arms of heiresses, collected in a single shield, form 
quarterings ; and from the multiplication of quarterings those elaborate 
works of art are constructed which are the delight of heralds and genealo- 
gists. Arms of younger sons, or of different branches of a family, are 
distinguished by differences, which may be ancient or modern. Modern 
differences are small figures which are added to the arms, and vary in 
every generation. Ancient differences are very conspicuous, and consist 
in additional or different charges or variations in the tinctures. An excel- 
lent example is found in the arms of the old family of Ros, which are 
three water-bougets, or pairs of buckets for carrying water. In the arms 
of the present Baron de Ros, the field is red and the water-bougets silver; 
in the extinct branch of Ros of Kendal, the field is gold and the charge 
black, or, in heraldic language, the arms would be blazoned respectively, 
Gules three water-bougets argent, and Or three water-bougets sable. The 
fewness of the tinctures and the need of differences explain the presence 
of blue and red lions and the like. There are modes known to heralds of 
briefly describing arms by blazoning or writing them out in terms of art, 
by tricking or drawing them in pen and ink, designating the tinctures by 
letters, or by employing the lines of Petrasancta — an ingenious device by 
which the colors and metals can be shown in an engraving. When arms 
are painted, however, they should give their proper tinctures. An absurd 
custom has grown up of late among some herald-painters of drawing arms 
on the panels of carriages without color, somewhat in the manner known 
as adumbration, or, in plainer Saxon, shadowing. This practice tends to 
corrupt art, and should be abandoned, as it doubtless would be if people 
knew what it meant. The adumbration of arms signifies that a family is 
declining ; but people who set up their carriages are apt to be rising in 
the world. 

These few suggestions may serve to point out the use of heraldry to 
the genealogist. Heraldry has been called the shorthand of history. It 

1 874-] Heraldry and Genealogy. 57 

has the same value to the student of genealogy. Arms with their quarter- 
ing? are the epitome of family history, and the paternal arms, with their 
differences, show the branch' to which any particular person belongs. 
This point is perhaps best illustrated by example. The familiar name of 
Smith occurs a hundred and forty-one times in Burke's " General Armory." 
Let us suppose that some Smith — Bull Smith, or Blue Smith, or Rock 
Smith, or Tangier Smith, or any other Smith — desires to investigate his 
pedigree, what is he to do? It were an endless task to study the descent 
of this century and a half of Smiths. He therefore examines his paternal 
arms, and either finds that they are the same as those of some family of 
which the origin is known, or else discovers an ancient difference. He 
then has a definite clue, and knows where to begin his researches, which 
he can afterwards carry on in the modes known to genealogists — by the 
examination of pedigrees, parish registers, tombstones, and other records. 
In other words, arms, rightly studied, give a starting-point. This is, of 
course, an imaginary case. May I be permitted to give a real one? 
Until within a few years, all that was known of the descent of the elder 
Col. Beverley Robinson was that he was a son of John Robinson, some 
time president of the Colony of Virginia. The arms, however, showed 
that the family was not directly descended either from the Ripon or the 
London Robinsons, but that it was derived from a family at Rokeby, 
Co. York, and allied, though probably remotely, with the Lords Rokeby, 
of whom the late Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, was the 
first. I am not aware that the arms were actually consulted in the 
investigations which were made a few years ago ; but this is the infor- 
mation which they give, and its accuracy was vindicated by the pedigree 
constructed by the late Sir John Beverley Robinson and Frederic Philipse 
Morris, Esq. (a grandson of Roger Morris), in which they show that the 
Robinsons of Virginia and New York are descended from a family of that 
name long settled at Rokeby, in Yorkshire. 

Quartered arms are of great value, because, recording, as they do, 
the arms of heiresses who have married into a family, they are an index 
of alliances. This point seems to require no elucidation. I will only 
observe that the application of this fact led to the restoration of the ele- 
gant painting of his arms and quarterings belonging to Richard Wood- 
hull, Esq., of Suffolk Co., N. Y. His arms show (although the precise 
point of union between the English and American lines has not yet been 
discovered) that he is descended from the ancient baronial family of 
Wahull. The identification of certain of the quartered arms was the first 
step in an undertaking which ended in the reconstruction of the pedigrees 
to which the quarterings w r ere an index, and in the intelligent retouching 
of the painting and its preservation from impending dissolution. 

One other point may not be overlooked. As the right to bear arms 
is an incorporeal hereditament — my legal friends will be good enough to 
correct me, if I use their terms of art inaccurately — it follows that arms 
are property. The practice of appropriating other people's arms at one's 
own sweet will is one that cannot be too strongly reprehended. Apart 
from its peculiar heinousness in the eyes of the genealogist in corrupting 
descents and obscuring pedigrees, its immorality is obvious. A man who 
steals his neighbor's arms is no better than he would be if he were to 
"convey," as ancient Pistol says, the spoons and forks on which the 
proprietor chooses to engrave them. A similar though less aggravated 

58 Heraldry and Genealogy. [April, 

offence is that of people who needlessly alter the spelling of their names, 
or adopt new names without making a proper record of their act. These 
proceedings may be lawful (I believe there is a judicial decision to that 
effect), but they are wofully inexpedient. They involve and obscure 
descents, they uselessly increase the labors of the genealogist by giving 
him false information, and they try his patience beyond endurance. 

The objects of this Society, as they are stated in its certificate of in- 
corporation, are " to discover, procure, preserve, and perpetuate what- 
ever may relate to genealogy and biography, and more particularly to the 
genealogies and biographies of families, persons, and citizens associated 
and identified with the State of New York." One method in which this 
work has been carried forward is by the establishment of a library, designed 
to consist chiefly of printed pedigrees, family and local histories, and me- 
morial discourses. In the inception of an undertaking (and this Society, 
though vigorous, is still young), it was not to be expected that much 
money could be expended in the purchase of books ; and if it could, the 
chief value of such a collection would be in privately-printed tracts or 
volumes, such as are not often offered for sale. The Society has, there- 
fore, been chieflv, if not altogether, indebted, and must for the present 
continue to be indebted, for the growth of its library to the liberality of its 
friends. Another part of its work is the collection, authentication, and 
certifying of manuscript pedigrees. This work obviously cannot be 
begun, though it can be carried on and perfected, by a society; but it 
must depend on the good-will of private persons sending in their own or 
other persons' records and evidences of descent, to be examined, approved, 
and registered by competent persons appointed by the Society for the pur- 
pose. "This part of the work of the Society has been carried out, 1 am 
informed, to a very limited extent, and has of late received but slight 
encouragement. Considering, however, the importance of the records 
which it contemplates, and the daily increasing risk, in the shifting and 
restless state of American society, of losing the materials for them, it 
deserves renewed attention — an attention, however, which can be only 
given by the members of the Society in their individual capacity. I 
believe that I am expressing the sentiments of the Society when I say 
that it is its wish that its members should communicate to it at least the 
records and proof of their own descent, and should add such unpublished 
information relating to the general subject of its work as may from time 
to time come to their knowledge. I will venture to make a further sug- 
gestion that such communications should include, whenever it is practica- 
ble, drawings or descriptions of paternal or quartered arms, accompanied, 
if possible, "by the proofs which sanction the bearing of them. The most 
irrefragable evidence is, of course, a patent from the College of Arms ; 
but, as°American families are ordinarily descended from cadets or younger 
son's, patents are not easily to be found in this country. Secondary but 
very good proofs are derived from tombstones, from seals descending 
from father to son, and from book-plates. 

The use of arms upon tombstones or mural monuments in churches is 
very common in Europe, and it is to be regretted that it has been neg- 
lected, if not forgotten, in our own country. Hatchments or escutcheons, 
giving the paternal arms with the quarterings, were formerly hung upon 
the front of the houses of deceased persons, or carried before funeral pro- 
cessions, and deposited in the churches. This custom, still in existence in 

1874-] Heraldry and Genealogy. 59 

England, was probably not introduced into the American colonies ; per- 
haps it was thought to savor of an anti-republican ostentation; but this, 
to the genealogist who regards arms simply as tools or necessary helps in 
his work, would seem to be a great mistake. Seals — either the signet it- 
self, or an impression of it annexed to wills or deeds — are of very great 
utility. Seals have been in use from remote antiquity. The Egyptians, 
the Greeks, the Etruscans, and most of the ancient nations are known to 
have employed them for much the same purposes and in the same man- 
ner that the moderns do. The most common form of seals is that of 
rings, though even as late as the seventeenth century they were some- 
times worn suspended by a ribbon from the wrist. Their chief employ- 
ment was to authenticate deeds or any solemn act. Kings, bishops, 
courts of law, private persons, even of low degree, all had their seals. So 
much respect was paid to them that in England, after the eleventh cen- 
tury, and possibly earlier, it was, as Sir William Blackstone says, " held 
in all our books that sealing alone was sufficient to authenticate a deed," 
probably for the " insurmountable reason " that the Saxon and Norman 
nobles could not write. Reading and writing were then regarded as 
accomplishments, not as necessary arts. Ignorance of them in those days 
no more implied that a man was not a skilful warrior, or a wise and in- 
telligent legislator, or a good Christian, than ignorance of music or draw- 
ing would imply the like in our times. The oldest authentic charter in 
England is believed to be that of Edward the Confessor to Westminster 
Abbey, witnessed only by his seal. The ancient seals bore various fig- 
ures ; but nothing of a heraldic character appears before the latter part 
of the twelfth century. 

The value of book-plates is obvious. It is the custom of some socie- 
ties to form what are called heraldic albums, consisting of collections of 
book-plates, derived, if possible, from successive generations, and contain- 
ing brief biographical notices of the persons to whom the arms have 
belonged. In the absence of a chartered college of arms, the duty of 
registering arms seems to devolve properly enough upon private socie- 
ties, provided they have the requisite skill and knowledge for the task. I 
do not want to be suspected of encouraging conceit, or what some of our 
neighbors call " mutual admiration" ; but it is fair to say that this Society 
is fully competent to this task, and that such a register, if it should be 
made, will be made with intelligence and discrimination. It comes, I 
think, fairly within the scope of the purpose of this Society, and there can 
be no question of its utility and value. 

Let me say, in conclusion, that the aim of this Society is to furnish 
materials for history, not to encourage pride of ancestry. The sentiment 
which leads a man to hold himself better than his fellows, simply because 
his fathers have done their duty in their generation, is neither wise nor 
elevating, and has been justly condemned by a thoughtful Roman: 

" Genus et proavos et qure non fecimus- ipsi 
Vix ea nostra voco." 

— Ovid, " Metam.," xiii. 141. 
or, as Dryden renders it : 

" The deeds of long-descended ancestors 
Are but by grace of imputation ours, 
Theirs in effect." 

60 The Schuyler Family. [April, 

There is, however, a form ot veneration for men's ancestors which is 
not unwise, but commendable. If they have " done justice, loved mercy, 
and walked humbly with their God," there may rightly be, in the recol- 
lection of that fact, encouragement to their descendants to do the like. 
If a name have been honored among men for many generations, it de- 
volves upon every one who bears it to see that no act of his shall bring it 
into disrepute. Such " grace of imputation " is elevating, pure, and holy. 



The Schuylers came from Amsterdam, and settled in Albany. The 
first of the name were two brothers. David and Philip, familiarly known 
in their time as David Pieterse and Philip Pieterse (the termination se and 
sen being used promiscuously by the Dutch) — that is, David and Philip, 
the sons of Pieter. And agreeably to a custom likewise prevalent among 
the Dutch, the eldest son of David was named after his grandfather 
Pieter, and was known as Pieter Davidse; and Philip having a son Pieter 
also, by the same custom he became Pieter Philipse, to distinguish him 
from his cousin, the son of David. This arrangement prevented confu- 
sion in regard to their identity, and was also a clue to three generations. 
Yet by this custom, serving so well for the time being, some citizens lost 
their patronymics. A son of this Pieter Philipsen often signed his name 
simply Philip Pietersen, by which he would now be known to but a yery 
few. Such original family names as now end in sen have thus been lost. 
For a considerable time after the settlement of the country, many persons 
seem to have had no other than a baptismal name, and were distinguished 
one from another by their occupations, or the place from whence they 
emigrated, or some other adventitious circumstance, which eventually 
became the family name of their posterity. It often occurs in the church 
and other records, that a baptismal name alone appears, and the subject 
was left to take its chances for any other distinguishing cognomen., v 

The line of David Schuyler, supposed to have been the ©kk/of tne 
two brothers, is not now much known in the vicinity of Albany. His 
immediate descendants were men of note in their time. His son, Pieter, 
resided in Claverack, and when Albany was chartered, in 1685, he was 
commissioned Judge of the Court of Oyer and Terminer of Albany 
County. His third son, Abraham, was master of the sloop Hopewell, 
equivalent at that day in dignity and importance, perhaps, to captain of a 
Cunard steamer! His fourth and fifth sons, David Davidse and Myndert 
Davidse, were successively mayors of Albany. 

The line of the other brother, Philip, is more distinguished, and his 
descendants still remain near the original family seat. He was a trader 
i'n the city, and located the bouwery, so long and widely known as The 
Flats, adjoining that of the Patroon on the north, and embracing a portion 
of the present village of West Troy. He was a commissaris, or magistrate 


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of the city, and an officer in the church ; and when the first church edifice 
was erected at the intersection of State Street and Broadway, in 1656, he 
contributed an emblazoned window, which is among the kw that were 
preserved when the church was demolished, in 1806. An engraving of 
the relic is here given. It consists of a sash, composed of twelve panes, 

Vert a falcon sable hooded, breasted, beaked and membered or, perched upon the dex er hand 
of the falconer, issuing from the sinister side of ihe shield. The aim domed or. Surmounled 
by a helmet of steel standing in profile open-faced, and a gardevisure of five bars or, bin - 
dered and flowered of the tame, and ornamented with its lambrt quins or lined vert.— C^ts i 
a falcon of the shield on a mount vert. 

stained, by a process said to be lost, to represent the words and figures 
shown in the engraving. 

His son, Pieter Philipsen, was also a trader in the city, residing on the 
east side of Broadway, below State Street, at the great bridge, as it was 
called, which then crossed the Rutten Kil. He was the first mayor of 


77/1? Schuyler Family. 


the city of Albany, when it received its charter, in 1685 ; and twenty-five 
vears later, in the time of Queen Anne and the Spectator, he visited Lon- 
don with a number of Mohawk Indians. On this occasion, as is well 
known, his full-length portrait was painted, and is preserved among his 

descendants. Other sons, Brant and 
Arent, resided in New York. His 
youngest son, Johannes, was a trader, 
held a captain's commission, and, at 
the age of twenty-two, led an expedi- 
tion into Canada. He had great in- 
fluence with the Indians, and was also 
mayor of the city. His daughter, 
Margarita, was the American lady 
whose memory is rendered so famous 
by the pen of Mrs. Grant. His house- 
lot was on the southeast corner of 
State and Pearl Streets. The house 
in which he resided w r as taken away 
to widen Pearl Street, and the word 
Anno (which still remains upon the 
house that adjoined it, and is sup- 
posed to have been built at the same 
time) is a part of the date placed upon 
the whole front of the two — fifty-five 
feet — reading, in iron letters and fig- 

Anno Domini 


It was this house of her father that Madame Schuyler is supposed to 
have occupied during the time her house at The Flats was being rebuilt. 
His son, Philip, was killed by the French, at Saratoga, in 1745. 

If one wishes to follow the progress of this family, genealogically, he 
is referred to Prof. Pearson's First Settlers of Albany County. Suffice it to 
say that this branch has had many eminent members, the most distin- 
guished of which was Major-General Philip, of the Revolution, the 
nephew of Madame Schuyler. 


From the second bridge that spans the canal, north of the entrance to 
the Albany Cemetery, on the Watervliet turnpike, a quiet lane leads to 
the ancient Schuyler bouwery, known in history as The Flats ; and nearly 
equi-distant between the canal and the river, in a cluster of locust-trees, a 
few rods north of the lane, is the family burial-ground. This bouwery, 
or farm, was first occupied by Col. Philip Pieterse Schuyler, the best 
known of the two brothers, who came from Holland about 1650, and 
each of whom, as we have seen, was the progenitor of a numerous family. 
The descendants of these brothers, as far as their names and memorials 
can be traced in the records, are given in the fourth volume of the Histori- 
cal Collections of Albany. The earliest dead were buried in the church on 
State Street, or in the graveyard between Beaver and Hudson Streets, 

1 874.] The Schuyler Family. 63 

now the site of the Middle Dutch Church. The Schuylers and Van 
Rensselaers frequently intermarried, and several of the former were 
entombed in the Van Rensselaer vault. 

The plot of which we are speaking seems to have been appropriated 
to the purpose of a burial-place by Col. Philip, the third in descent from 
Philip Pieterse, the original settler, and who was also known as Philip 
Pietersen. His monument, which is the most conspicuous one in the 
enclosure, being raised upon pillars, also bears the earliest date, the 
inscription reading as follows : 

In Memory 


a gentleman who was improved 

in several publick employments 

in which he acted with integrity, 

he was singularly hospitable, 

a sincere friend, kind master, 

and most tender husband ; 

he lived respected and died greatly lamented 

Feb. 16, 1758, aged 62 years. 

However much one may be impressed with the solemnity of the place, 
from its historic associations and the silence that pervades the " umbra- 
geous grot of cool recess," his contemplation will be disturbed in a vain 
endeavor to conceive why such a soil should have been chosen for such a 
purpose. It is located upon a stratum of flat or oval rubble stone, of a 
reddish color, which is seen reaching to a distance above and below, and 
which can only be excavated by the use of a pick. 

This Philip Schuyler was the husband of the celebrated Madame 
Schuyler (the American lady of Mrs. Grant), who was his cousin. She 
is said to have been buried by his side ; but there is no monument nor 
any object to mark her place of sepulture. A large slab lies upon the 
ground near the one above mentioned, and of the same size and material, 
having a cavity in its upper side, apparently designed for a metal tablet, 
which is supposed to have been abstracted. There is nothing remaining 
upon it to indicate its purpose, nor does any one know to whom it was 
dedicated ; but it is the tradition that it was not designed for Madame 
Schuyler. The reason assigned for this neglect is, that she left her pro- 
perty in such a way as to give offence to some of the heirs, upon whom 
it was incumbent to provide her monument; but a question of duty or 
dissatisfaction arising, neither party would charge themselves with the un- 
dertaking. Indeed, it is now a matter of dispute among the present 
generation who shall keep the premises in repair, and they are in a very 
neglected condition. The owners of that portion of the ancient farm on 
the north having sold out, the cemetery now forms the line between the 
remaining portion and the village of West Troy ; and the approach of 
streets and dwellings indicates an invasion at no distant day of this 
enclosure, and the removal of these bones and monuments to the ceme- 
tery over the way. 

There are forty-three Schuyler monuments within the plot, and six 
other names, in no way connected with them, that have been admitted by 


The Schuyler Family. 


courtesy. Quite strangely, we meet in this ground with the monuments 
of the noted Mrs. Pye, the heroine of the Pye tavern robbery, in 1806, 
and of her husband, John Pye. The latter died in 1817, aged 65 ; his 
widow in 1843, aged 96 years, 10 months, and 2 days. There is evi- 
dently a considerable number of graves without headstones or monu- 
ments of any kind. 

The scene looking south from this spot is one of great beauty, 
stretching over a level plain reaching to the Van Rensselaer mansion. 
A few rods from the cemetery stands the celebrated residence once occu- 
pied by Madame Schuyler, so distinguished by her dignity and many 
virtues, and her hospitality during many years to the officers of the 
British armies sent to contend with the French on the northern frontier. 
The house, which had been burned in 1763, was rebuilt a few years after, 
and the western portion of the wall that remained standing after the lire 
until a late day was distinctly marked, but remains as firm as the later 
masonry. A recent coat of paint has obliterated the line that marked the 
ancient wall. It stands a few rods from the river-bank, and has the same 
aspect as when it was built a hundred years ago. The front door, which 
is divided laterally, in the fashion of the day, into an upper and lower 
door, still retains its quaint old knocker; and the same old shutters, with 
their curious fastenings and hinges, remain as when it was built. 

The road formerly passed in front of the house, near the river. Until 
some time within the present century, the road, known as the King's high- 
way, after crossing the Patroon's Creek, at the north end of the city, 
passed down to the river in front of the Van Rensselaer mansion, and 
followed the margin of the river north. The occupants of this mansion 
saw marching directly before its door all those armies that were sent north, 
either in defence of the frontier or for the reduction of Canada, in the 
French and Indian wars, and soon after in the campaigns of the Revolu- 
tion. The officers of these colonial armies were famously entertained at 
her house; and after her death, it was here that her nephew, Maj.-Gen. 
Philip Schuyler, entertained Burgoyne, Madame Riedesel, and other 
British prisoners of distinction on their way to Albany. 

In memory of 

Cornelia Louisa 
daughter of Cornelius 

& Harriet Schuyler, 
\\\\o died Oct. 9, 1828, 
/E. 3 yr's. 6 mo. 19 d's. 

As the sweet flower that scents the nioin, 
Hut withers in the rising: day, 
Thus lovely was this infants dawn, 
Thus swiftly tied its life away. 

Edward Henry, 

son of 

Cornelius & Harriet 

L. Schuyler, 

died Jan 29, 1835, 

•aged 4 yeais 

& 16 days. 

— o — 

In Memory of 

Jeremiah Cuyler, 

son of 

Cornelius & Harriet 

L. Schuyler, died 

Jan. 26, 1855, aged 

1 year 7 months 

& 7 days. 

— o — 

They have left a doubtful scene, 
While their hearts were young and green, 
Ere the stain of guilt was deep ; 
Wherefore, wherefore do ye weep. 

In Memory of 

Jane Schuyler, 

wife of 

Jeremiah Schuyler, 

who died Feb. 5, 1S32, 

aged 61 years 

8 months 2 days. 

The night dew that falls though in silence it 

Shall brighten with verdure the grave where 

she sleeps, 
And the tear that we shed though in silence it 

Shall long keep her memory fresh in our souls. 




II Armanis P. Schuyler 

who died, 

the 13th October 1822 : 

Aged 53 year? I month 

And 14 days. 

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Memory of 

Gitty Schuyler 

who died July 5th 

1787 aged 27 Years 

6 Months & 5 Days 

Sarah Packwood 

Relict of 

Harm anus P. Schuyler 


July 20, 1780 : 


April 30, 1848 : 
Mother ! 

In Memory of 


Daughter of John C. 

& Anna Maria Schuyler 

who died Feb. 13, 1834: 

aged 2 years 2 months 

and 2 days. 


to THE 

Memory of 

Lucas Schuyler, 

who departed this life, 

on the 21st day of October 1809 

aged 24 years 7 months 

and 12 days. 

In Memory of 

Mary & Philip. Daughter 
& Son of Harmanus P. & 

Mary Schuyler : 

Mary died Apr. 12th 1792 

aged 9 Months & 4 Days 

& Philip Sep. 23d 1793 

Aged 7 months & 28 ds 


Mem or)- of 


Wife of 

John Schuyler Junr 

who died 

November 20th 181 5, 

Aged 46 years 10 months 

and 9 days. 


Memory of 

John Schuyler, 


May 22. 1768, 

May 15. 1843. 

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, 
for the end of that man is peace. 

Rachel V. 

Daughter of 

John C. & Anna Maria 


Died June 13, 1851 

Aged 13 y'rs 6 mo's & 16 d'ys 

These ashes poor, this little dust 
Our Faiher's care shall keep 
Till the last angel rise and break 
The long and dreary sleep. 

Then love's soft dew o'er every eye 
Shall shed its mildest rays 
And the long s ilent dust shall burst 
With shouts of endless praise. 


Memory of 

Philip S. 

son of 

Lucas V. V. 

& Angelica 


who died 

Aug. 29, 1834 

Aged 10 months 

and 3 days. 


Memory of 

Lucas V. V. Schuyler 

who died 

May 4th 1852 


50 years 5 months 

& 15 days. 

In Memory 

of Major Peter 


who departed this Life 

January 4th 1792 


43 Years. 10 Months 

and 5 Days. 

Catharine C. 

daughter of 

John C. & Anna Maria 



June i, 1855, 

Aged 19 yrs. 10 

mos. & 3 dys. 

— o — 

Lord I commit my soul to thee 
Accept the sacred trust ; 
Receive this nobler part of me, 
And watch my sleeping dust. 


The Schuyler Family. 



To the memory of 

Maria Schuyler, 

who departed this life, 

21st. January 1815 : 

Aged 37 years 4 months 

and 10 days. 

In memory 

of Engilica daughter 

of Peter and Catherine 

Schuyler : who 

departed this life 

24th Sept 1793 

aged 3 years & 16 days 

In memory 
of Engelica the third 

daughter of Peter 

cY. Catharine Schuyler 

who departed this life 

July 16th 1796 

aged 1 year 

5 months & 22 days. 

In memory 
of Susanna Daughter 
of Peter & Catherine 


who departed this life 

Sept 17th 1796 

aged 5 months 


In Memory of 

Peter Schuyler, 

Who Died 

April 9th 1865, 


35 years 1 mo. 26 D'ys. 

" For so he giveth his belovedjsleep." 


Memory of 

Engelica Schuyler 

Daughter of Peter S. and 

Catharine Schuyler ; 

who departed this life, 

26th December 1812, 

Aged 14 Years 2 Months 

and 26 Days. 

From adverse blasts, and low'ring storms 

Her favour'd soul he bore : 
And with yon bright, angelic form, 
She lives to die no more. 

Reuben Schuyler 

May 23, 1842. 

Aged 80 Y'rs. 
4 Mo's. & 16 days. 


Memory of 

Peter S. Schuyler 

who died 

November 1st. 


aged 74 years 

5 months anil 9 days. 

In Memory of 



Wife of 

Peter S. Schuyler 

who died 

Sept 28, 1S55 

aged 91 years 

5 months 

& 11 days 

In Memory of 

Col nI Piiilir Schuyler 

A Gentleman who was Improved 

in Several publick employments 

in which he Acted with integrity, 

he was Singularly hospitable, 

a Sincere friend, kind Master 

& most tender Husband ; 

he Liv'd Respected, & died greatly 


Febry 16th 175S 

Aged 62 Years. 





wife of 

Philip P. Schuyler 

she died 

the 5th day of Deer 1802 


5S years 11 months & iS days 




Philip P. Schuyler, 


3d June 1808 


72 yrs. 1 mo. & 3 days. 


wife of 

Reuben Schuyler ; 


May 27, 1838, 

Aged 4S y'rs. 10 m's. 

& 19 days. 

i8 74 . 

The Schuyler Family. 

6 7 

?lXlU v. S. Schuv^ 


July 20. 1844, 

Aged 79 Years 

& 11 Mo's. 

My work is done, securely laid, 
In this my last retreat, 

Unheeded, o'er my silent dust, 
The storms of life shall beat. 


Memory of 

Rachel Schuyler 

wife of 

Philip S. Schuyler 

who died, 

March 29th 1S09, 

Aged 44 years 

and 3 months. 


Daughter of 

Reuben & Elizabeth 



January 22 1848 

Aged 32 Y'rs. & 11 m's. 

In Memory 

of Engeltie Schuyler ; Wife 

of Stephen Schuyler 

who departed this Life 

April 22d 1792. Aged, 

65 Years 5 Months & 5 Days. 

How lov'd how valu'd once, avails Thee not 
To whom related or by whom begot 
A heap of Dust alone remains of Thee 
Tis all Thou arttand all the Proud shall be 



of Stephen Schuyler 

who departed this life 

the 6th of October 1798 

aged, 66 years 6 months 

and ii days. 

In memory of 

Stephen Schuyler 


Oct. 4th 1857, 

Aged 62 years 

11 months & 

7 days. 

In memory of 


son of 

Stephen R 

& Catharine E 


Who died 

Jan'y 31, 1854 

Aged 8 years 

9 months 

& 29 days. 

Alas how chang'd that lovely flower 
Which bloom'd & cheer'd my heart 
Fair fleeting comfort of an hour 
How soon we are call"d to part. 


Daughter of 

Stephen P. and 

Angelica Schuyler 


September nth 1S27 

Aged 7 Months 

and 21 days. 


son of 

Stephen P. and 

Angelica Schuyler 


April 9th 1836, 

Aged 6 Years, 

4 Months, 
and 21 Days. 

William C. 

son of Willard, 

and Rhoda Earl ; 

died March 4th, 1831 : 

in the 14th year of his age. 

The night dew that falls though in silence it 

Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he 

sleeps ; 
And the tear that we shed though in silence it 

Shall long keep his memory fresh in our souls. 

In Memory of 
Catharine Elizabeth 

wife of 

Stephen R. Schuyler, 

Who Died 

May 21, 1849, 

Aged 30 years 4 month 

& 5 days. 

Sleep dearest ! until the Arch Angels 
Trump shall call the home. 


The Schuyler Family. 


To the 

Memory of 

Peter Stephen, 

son of Stephen R. & 

Catharine E. Schuyler, 

who died 

July 3, i860, 


21 years, 7 months, 
& 7 days. 

Catharine. E. 

Daughter of 

Tho's. H. & Angelica G. 


Born Oct. 8, 1S48. 

Died Dec. 5, 1849. 

On Earth, nip* in the bud. 
In Heaven, blooms eternally 

In Memory 

of John Cuyler 

who departed this Life 

August 31st 1793 

Aged. 61 Years & 11 Months. 

My flesh shall slumber in the ground 
Till the last trumpets joyful! sound 
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise 
And in my Saviours image rise. 


Memory of 

Elizabeth Nutt 

widow of 

John Pye, 

afterwards widow of 

William Nutt, 

who died 

Oct. 27th 1843, 

aged 96 years 

10 mo's. & 2 days. 




Gerardus Lansingh 

who departed this Life 

the 24th day of March 


aged 84 years 

and 7 months 


Memory ot 

John Pye, 

a native of England. 

Who departed this life 

the 27th July 1817 ; 

Aged 65 years 

and 7 months ; 


Memory of 


Wife of 

James Van Ingen, 

who died 21st Dec'r 1825 

Aged 52 years 5 months 

and 28 days. 

In - 



Arthur Haswell. 

who departed this Life, 

March 28th 1804. 

Aged 47 years 2 months 

and 28 days 




Jeremiah son of 

Stephen R. & Angelica 

Schuyler who died 

August 18th 1825 aged 

1 year 7 months 

& 1 day. 

Capt. Grant's Company — 17C2. — In an old receipt and account book of Capt. 
John Grant's Company of the 2d New York Regiment, on the date of Sept. 18, 1762, 
engaged in the Indian troubles of that period, and now in my possession, I find 
the following list of deaths : 

John Gillespie, 
John Dundas, 
John Red nor, 
Johannes Beler, 
Solomon Rynard, 
William Gilmor, 
Verment Jeman, 




5 th. 

John Mcintosh, 
Gersham Tilly, 
Nathl. Bially, 
Edward Balden, 
Niclos Fray, 
Deved Nicklos, 

Thomas Boharhs, Oct. 2d. 

Sept. i6th. 
" 17th. 
" 21st. 
" 21st. Corporal!. 

" 22d. 


Capt. Grant's company of volunteers was enlisted from Kings and Queen: 
Counties. See vol. xc. p. 142 of English MSS., office of Sec. of State, Albany. 
Bay Ridge, L. I. Teunis G. Bergen. 

1 874.] Original Family Records of Love ker mans, Bayard, etc. 69 




Contributed by Edward F. de Lancey, Esq. 


The Bible originally of Govert Loockermans, and subsequently of 
Balthazar Bayard, his son-in-law, containing the following family record, 
is in the possession of the American Bible Society, to which it was pre- 
sented by the late Peter G. Stuyvesant in 18 16. It is marked C. 48 on 
their catalogue. It is a small, thick duodecimo in the Dutch language, 
beautifully printed in double columns, in fine German type, by Paulus 
van Ravensteyn, at Amsterdam, in 1623, according to the printed state- 
ment on the final leaf of the volume ; but on both the engraved and the 
printed title-pages — for there are two — the date 1624 appears. 

The volume contains the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Tes- 
tament, which are folioed, not paged, two leaves of four columns each con- 
stituting a folio. The Old Testament and Apocrypha together have 144 
folios, and the New Testament 82. These occupy about two- thirds of 
the book. The remainder consists of the Psalms of David in metre, set to 
music, three to eight bars of music preceding each psalm ; the " Cate- 
chismus " of the Dutch Church ; the Athanasian Creed — " The Form and 
Profession of Faith of the holy Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, written 
in the year from the birth of Christ, 333," as the heading sets forth; and 
the offices of the Dutch Church liturgy in their order. 

The family record is written on each side of the first of two fly-leaves 
at the end of the book, which, when new, must have been an elegant 
volume. It is bound in black shagreen, tooled, stretched on thick wooden 
covers, the inside edges bevelled, and fastened with two clasps and four 
corner-pieces of silver, of exquisite design, in filigree, with chased angels' 
heads on the solid centres of each clasp and corner-piece. The edges 
of the book are gilt, and stamped with a beautiful design, which is still per- 
fectly distinct, though the tarnished gilding has lost most of its metallic 

Throughout, each book of the Bible, and each important portion of 
the other contents, begins with an ornamented capital letter. The first 
title is a copper-plate, of great artistic merit, very finely executed, and the 
second title and the final leaves each contain a wood-cut, in the style of 
Albert Diirer, of Elijah fed by the ravens. 

The following is a translation of the entries referred to : 

Laus Deo. in Amsterdam @ 1641. 
Tuesday 26 Feb. is married Govert Loockermans with Ariaentie Jans. 

1641. 3. November. Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, is born Maria 
Loockermans in the ship Coninck Davit on the voyage to St Christopher 
and New Netherland. 

1643. 23 September is born Jannetie Loockermans at 7 o'clock in the 
morning in Amsterdam in New Netherland. 

*]0 Original Family Records of Loockermans, Bayard, [April, 

1664. 12 November, is married Balthazaer Bayard and Maria Loocker- 
mans in N. Amsterdam in N. N. 

1665. 20 7 ber at 3 o'clock in the morning hath Maria Loockermans 
borne her first son, and the 28th ditto, he was baptized Samuel. The 
sponsors were his grandfather Govert Loockermans and (remainder 

1667. 18 November, at 3 o'clock in the morning is my wife Maria 
Loockermans delivered of a young daughter and on the 20* do. at the 
Manhatans was baptized Ariaentie. Her godfather is N. Bayard, and 
godmother Marretie Jans. 

1670. 6* March new style is born Anna Maria. Her godfathers are 
Hend. Van de Waater and Petrus Bayard and her godmother is her aunt 
Anna Maria Bayard, and was baptized at N. York the — March. 

1672. 14 June is born Samuel Bayard. His godfathers are Mr. Hans 
Kiersteede and Baltelasaer Stuyvesant; his godmother is Jannetie Kier- 
steede at N. York. 

1677. 31. Jan'y. new style, is born Judith Bayard, and died on the io"i 
day after. Her godfather was Oloff Steveense van Cortlandt and her 
godmother her aunt Judith Variant, wife of Nicholas Bayard. 


The originals of the following letter and genealogy in his own handwriting 
were sent, in 1826, by the late General Pierre Van Cortlandt, of the manor of Cort- 
landt, son of Gen. Pierre Van Cortlandt, first Lt.-Gov. of the State of New York, 
to the late John Peter De Lancey, of Heathcote Hill, Mamaroneck, son of the 
Hon. James De Lancey (who died in 1760), Chief-Justice and Lt.-Gov. and Com- 
mander-in-Chief of the Province of New York. These two gentlemen were 
second cousins, the grandfather of the former, Philip Van Cortlandt, and the grand- 
mother of the latter, Anne (Van Cortlandt) De Lancey, being brother and sister. 
and children of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, lord of the manor of Cortlandt. and his 
wife, Gertrude Schuyler. The originals have ever since remained in the family ot 
Mr. De Lancey, who was the father of the late Rt. Rev. William H. De Lancey, 
first Bishop of Western New York, of whom I am the eldest son, and are now in 
my possession. The notes are appended in order to identify the persons named. 

Peeksktll, Aug. 2 nd , 1826. 
Dear Sir 

When I had the pleasure of being at your house, a you requested me 
to send you the genealogy of the Van Cortlandt family as perfect as I 
could recollect. I did this by your daughter. b But being lately at Que- 
bec I found that Major Van Cortlandt had a true genealogy as taken 
from my grandfather's papers. I took a copy of it & send you a copy 
enclosed. Be pleased to tell Martha that my nieces d were with me to 
Quebec, & returned to Albany last Thursday & when they see her will 
have a vast deal to tell her, it would be highly gratifying to them to see 
her here. I expect them next week. 

Be pleased to remember me affectionately to your family and am 
very Respectfully yours &c 

Pierre Van Cortlandt. 
John P. De Lancey Esq. 

(a.) " Heathcote Hill," Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., N. Y., the manor-house of the manor 
of Scarsdale. t 

(b.) Martha, youngest child of John P. De Lancey, now residing at Geneva, N. \ . 

(c.) Major Philip Van Cortland, of Quebec, was Deputy Barrack-Master-General of Canada 
from 1816 to 1S27 or 1S28, and was a cousin of the writer of the letter. 

(d.) Catherine and Sarah Walsh, daughters of Dudley Walsh, of Albany, whose wife was 

18744 Van Cortlandt, Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler. J I 


Hon ble Oliver Stephen Van Cortlandt and Ann Lockermans' d 

Children : 

1643. Stephen (Stephanus) Van Cortlandt born 7th May 1643 married 

Gertrude Schuyler. e 
1645. Mary Van Cortlandt born 30 July 1645, married Col. Jeremias 

Van Rensselaer. f 
1648. John Van Cortlandt born 11* Oct r 1648, died unmarried. 

1651. Sophia Van Cortlandt born 31 st May 1651 married Andries Teller -J 

1652. Catharine Van Cortlandt born 25th Oct r 1652 married John 
Dervall Esq. afterwards to Col. Frederic Phillipse. s 

1655. Cornelia Van Cortlandt born 21 st Nov. 1655 married Brandt 

Schuyler Esq. h 
1658. Jacob (Jacobus) Van Cortlandt' born 7th July 1658 married Eve 


Col. Stephen (Stephanus) Van Cortlandt and Gertrude Schuyler's 

Children : 

3672. John Van Cortlandt born 24th Oct r 1672, married in 1695 with 
Anne Sophia Van Schaack left an only daughter named Ger- 
trude who married Philip VerplanckJ Esq. 

1674. Margaret Van Cortlandt born 12 Aug. 1674, and married Col. 
Samuel Bayard. k 

1676. Ann Van Cortlandt born 13 Feb. 1676, married Stephen De 
Lancey Esq. l - 

1678. Oliver Van Cortlandt born 26 Oct. 167S, died unmarried 1708. 

1680. Mary Van Cortlandt born 4 Apl. 1680, married Col. Kilian Van 
Rensselaer. m 

1681. Gertrude Van Cortlandt Born 10th Jan. 16S1, died unmarried. 

the sister of Gen. Van Cortlandt's (the writer of the letter) second wife, Anne Stevenson. Cathe- 
rine became the wife of the Hon. Daniel D. Barnard, and Sarah married Richard Varick De 

(d.) Sister of G 'overt Loockermans, as the name is properly spelled. They were married in 
the Dutch Church, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1642. The name " Mary," wherever used in this genealogy, 
should have been written Maria, that being the translation of the Dutch form of the name 

(e.) Eldest dau. of Philip Pit-terse Schuyler, the first of the name in America, and Margareta 
i 'an Slechtenltorst, his wife. 

(f.) Second son of Kilian Van Rensselaer, the first ancestor of that family who came to Ame- 
rica. In the Van Rensselaer record, his wife's birth is given as on the 20th July, 1645, instead ot 
the 30th as above 

(g.) The first lord of the manor of Philipsburg, only son of Frederick Phillipse, who came to 
New Amsterdam from Holland in 1658 ; she was his second wife, the Jirst having been Margaret 
llardenbroeck. widow of Pieter Rodolphus. 

(h.) Second son of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, and brother of Mrs. Stephanus Van Cortlandt. 

(i.) Jacobus Van Cortlandt, and his wife Eve, dau. of Frederick Phillipse, were the first an- 
cestors of the I'an Cortlandts of Yonkers, the youngest branch of the Van Cortlandt family. 

(j.) A grandson of Abraham Isaacsen Ver Planck, the first of that family in New Amster- 

(k.) On'y son of Nicholas Bayard, the youngest of the three Bavards who came over with 
Stuvvesant in 1647, and who was the great oppouent of Jacob Leisler"s usurpation. Her second 
husband was Peter Kemble, of New Jersey. 

(I.) The first of that family in America, who, being a Huguenot, was driven from France by 
the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in 16S5, and arrived in New York in 16S6. These were 
the parents of Lt -Gov. James De Lancey. 

(m.) The fourth Patroon of Rensselaerwyck, and the first grantee of the manor under the Eng- 
lish Patent, in 1704. 

7 2 Original Family Records of Loockermans, Bayard, [April, 

1683. Philip Van Cortlandt born 9th Aug. 1683, married Catharine De 

Peyster. n 
1685. Stephen Van Cortlandt born nth Aug. 1685 ° married Catalina 


1688. Gertrude Van Cortlandt born 10th Oct. 1688 married Col. Henry 
BeekmanP died 1777. 

1689. Gysbert Van Cortlandt born 1689 died unmarried. 

1 69 1. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt born 1691, died unmarried. 

1694. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt 2 nd born 24 May 1694 married Rev. 

William Skinner. r 
1696. Catharine Van Cortlandt born 24 June 1696 married Andrew 

Johnston s Esq. 
1698. Cornelia Van Cortlandt born 30th July 1698 married Col. John 

Schuyler. 1 

Hon ele Philip Van Cortlandt 1 & Catherine De Peyster's chil- 
dren : 

1 7 10. Stephen Van Cortlandt born 26th Oct. 17 n died 17th Oct. 1756 
— married Mary Walton Ricketts (sic in original). 

1 7 13. Abraham Van Cortlandt born 19th Oct. 17 13 died unmarried. 

1 7 15. Philip Van Cortlandt born 29th Feb 17 15, died unmarried. 

1 7 18. John Van Cortlandt born 9th Sept. 17 18, died unmarried. 

1721. Pierre Van Cortlandt born io* Jan 1721, died 1 May 1814b — 
married Joanna Livingston. 

1725. Catharine Van Cortlandt born 1725 — was unfortunately killed by 
the bursting of a cannon at the Battery on the Kings birthday. 


The family Bible of the Van Rensselaers is at the manor-house, 
in Albany, where, with the permission of Mrs. Van Rensselaer, the widow 

(n.) Daughter of the first Abraham De Peyster. This couple are the ancestors of the eldest 
line of the Van Cortlandts, the oldest branch of whom are in England or Canada (the head of the 
Van Cortlandts now being a British subject), Col. Philip Van Cortlandt. the head of the family 
at that time, having in 1776 taken the Loyal side, while his uncle, Pierre Van Cortlandt, took the 
side of Independence, and subsequently became the first Lieut. -Governor ot the State of New 
York, and was the ancestor of the present Col. Pierre Van Cortlandt, of the Manor of Cortlandt. 

(o.) From this Stephen sprang the Van Cortlandts of" Second River," New Jersey, as the 
Passaic was formerly styled, who are now extinct in the male line, the last being James Van 
Tortlandt, the great-grandson of Stephen, who died in New York the 26th of April, 1871, without 
issue, and in the S2d year of his age. 

(p.) Son of Henry, and grandson of William Beekman and his wife, Catherine de Bough, 
who came from Holland to New York in 1647. She was his second wife, and she had no chil- 

(r.) He was first rector of St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy. His true name was McGregor, 
and he was one of that clan who were proscribed for supporting the old Pretender in 1715. He 
changed his name, came to America, and became an Episcopal clergyman. His oldest son was 
Cortlandt Skinner, Attorney-General of New Jersey, and his youngest William Skinner, a colo- 
nel in the British army, married his cousin Susan, youngest daughter of Admiral Sir Peter War- 
ren by his wife Susannah, eldest daughter of Etienne (Stephen) De Lancey and Anne Van Cort- 

(s.) Andrew Johnston, second son of Dr. John Johnston (son of John Johnston, of Ochi'tree), 
who came from Scotland to New Jersey in 168s. He was Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly, 
and also for many years a member of the Governor's Council of New Jersey. 

(t.) Son of John, and grandson of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margareta Van Slechter.- 
horst, and father of Gen. Fhilif> Schuyler, of the American Revolution. 

(a.) Ancestor of the eldest branch of the Van Cortlandts who adhered to the crown in J776, 
and are now British subjects, and of the Van Cortlandts of the Manor of Cortlandt. 

(b.) First Lt.-Gov. of the State of New York, ancestor of the present Van Cortlandts ot 
ortlandt's Manor, of whom Col. Pierre Van Cortlandt, of Croton, is now the head. 

1874-] Van Cortlandt, Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler. 7$ 

of Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer, the last patroon, the writer made a per- 
sonal examination of it, and, with the kind assistance of one of the ladies 
of the family, carefully compared the following translation of the family 
record with the original entries, to be certain of the correctness of the 
various names and dates. 

The Bible is a huge folio volume, upwards of six inches thick, well 
printed in the Dutch "language, and containing the Old Testament, the 
Apocrypha, and New Testament. It is dated "Anno 1702," is the ver- 
sion authorized by the Synod of Dort in 16 18-19, and ls published under 
the authority of their High Mightinesses the States-General, by Hen- 
drick, Jacob, and Pieter Keur in Dort, and Marcus Doornick and 
Pieter Rotterdam in Amsterdam, as stated on the title-page, which is 
handsomely engraved. The volume abounds in curious illustrations — 
small copper-plates about three inches long and two and a half wide, 
eight of which fill a page — contains a singular map of the ancient world 
and the arms of Holland, and is handsomely bound in embossed pig- 
skin stretched upon wooden covers, now of a dark-brown color, and is 
fastened with heavy ornamented brass clasps and corner-pieces finely 

The family entries are in Dutch, in the handwriting of Kilian Van 
Rensselaer, grandson of the first patroon, and himself the fourth patroon, 
to whom the English patent was granted in 1704, who entered first the 
births and deaths of his parents, then his own birth and those of his bro- 
ther and sisters (apparently from some older record), next his own mar- 
riage, and then follow consecutively the births of his eleven children in 
their order, with the names of their sponsors, and that of the clergyman 
who performed the baptism of each. 

This translation of the entries has never before been published, but it 
appears in the " Error-Book," printed for the New York Court of Errors, 
in the noted ejectment case of William Clute vs. Teunis Van Vechten, in 
1848, in which the anti-renters vainly attempted to break the title to the 
manor of Rensselaerwyck. The case was tried in the Supreme Court 
before Amasa J. Parker, Justice, in 1847, and decided against the plain- 
tiff, who appealed to the Court of Errors, and consequently had to print 
the testimony in his " Error-Book." This was done at the office of the 
Freeholder, in Albany, the anti-rent newspaper of the day, in a very 
slovenly manner, and with many typographical errors. The translation 
as thus printed was compared, as above stated, with the original entries, 
the errors in it corrected, and is now published for the first time, the 
original spelling of the names being of course retained. The translation 
was made in 1834 by the late Hon. Harmanus Bleecker, the eminent 
lawyer, and formerly U. S. Minister to the Hague, who was called and 
sworn as a witness on the trial, and testified as follows: 

" I have resided in the city of Albany for 50 years ; I understand the 
Dutch language." 

A Bible purporting to be the family Bible of Kilian Van Rensselaer, 
the said patentee, and purporting to have been printed in 1702, was here 
introduced for the purpose of proving the genealogy of the family. 

The said witness then further testified : The entries in the genealogical 
table are in the Dutch language; in the winter of 1834, I made a trans- 
lation thereof; it is a correct translation, and I have it with ire, and is as 
follows — this is a translation of the whole table : 

74 Original Family Records of Loockervians, Bayard, [April 

1645 — 20* July, Thursday a quarter before one o'clock our mother 
Maria Van Cortlandt a was born, N. S. 

1674 — I2 th October, Sunday, my father Jeremias Van Rensselaer b died 
in the Lord, and was buried on the 15th of the same month, N. S. 

1688-9 — 2 + th J aiiuar y m y mother Maria Van Rensselaer died in the 
Lord, 6. S. 

1663 — 24th August, Friday morning towards eight o'clock Kilian Van 
Rensselaer was born, and was baptized the next Sunday N. S. 

1665— i s t August, Anna Van Rensselaer was born, O. S. 

T667 — 23d October Hendrick Van Rensselaer was born O. S. 

1672 — 25 th October Maria V. Rensselaer was born. 

1 701 — 15th October, I Kilian V. Rensselaer, aged 38 years, was mar- 
ried to Maria V. Cortlandt, aged 21 1-2 years. God grant us his 
blessing and a happy end. 

1702 — 3 1 s t July Friday, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the morning, my 
daughter Maria Van Rensselaer was born, and was baptized 
by Do. Lydius. Col. Peter Schuyler was godfather, and my Lady 
Cornbury, c godmother. 

1703 — 4 t'i October Monday, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the morning, 
our second daughter Gertrude Van Rensselaer was born. 
Witnesses Hendrick Van Rensselaer and Olof Van Cortlandt ; 
Catharine Van Rensselaer was godmother. On the 9 th of the suc- 
ceeding May, she died in the Lord. 

1704-5 — 18 March, on Sunday between 4 and 5 o'clock in the after- 
noon, our oldest son was born ; and on the next Sunday the 25th, 
he was baptized by Do. Lydius. Hendrick Van Rensselaer was 
godfather, and Maria Schuyler godmother. He was named Jere- 
mias. The Lord bless him ! 

j 706-7 — I 7 th March, on Monday near daybreak, my second son was 
born, and was baptized the next Sunday, the 23d by Do. Lydius, 
and was named Stephen. Philip Schuyler was godfather, and the 
godmothers were Mother Cortlandt and Flizabeth Johanna Schuy- 
ler, who held him. 

1 70S — 10 December, Friday night, 1 o'clock, my third son was born. 
He was baptized by Do. Lydius, and was named Johannis. Sis- 
ter Nickols d was his godmother, and cousin Maria Van Rens- 
selaer held him. John Collins was his godfather. The 30th of 
the same month he died in the lord, and was buried on the second 
of January. 

1 7 10 — 28 August, Monday at daybreak, my third daughter was born, 
and on the 2d September, Saturday, she died in the Lord. 

171 1 — 15 November, Thursday, between n and 12 at night, our fourth 
son was born in Albany, and was baptized by Do. e Barclid. 
His godfathers were John Schuyler and John Collans, and Mar- 
ia ) Eldest dau. of Oloflf Stevensen Van Cortlandt and Ann Loockermans his wile. 
(b.) Son of loliannes Van Rensselaer and Elizabeth Van Twiller. 
(c.) Wife of Lord Cornbury, the then Governor of New Vork. 
(d.) Anna Van Rensselaer, wife of William Nicoll, many years Speaker of the Assembly. 

son of Matthias Nicoll, the first English Secretary of the Province of New Vork, and Secre- 
tary of the Commission under Sir Richard Nicolls, who took New York from the Dutch in 1664 ; 

from her are descended the present Nicoll family of New York. Her first husband was her 

cousin Kilian. son of her father's brother, Johannes Van Rensselaer, bv whom she had no issue, 
(e ) This is Do. Barclay, the English clergyman at Albany. Do. Lydius, the Dutch clergy- 
man, had died, and at this time his place had not been tilled. 

1874-] Van Cortlandt, Van Rensselaer, and Schuyler. 75 

garet Collans was his godmother. He was named Johannis. 
9th December Sunday he died in the Lord. 

I7I3 — 29 March, Sunday, half past seven in the evening, my fifth son 
was born ; and on Friday before Easter he was baptized by Do. 
Van Driesen, and was named James. Jacobus Van Cortlandt' 
and Philip Cortlandt were his godfathers; brother Rensselaer 
stood for them. His godmothers were Margaret Bayard s and 
Margaret Livingston who held him. 

i-j!^ — 1st October, Friday, at 8 o'clock in the evening, our fourth 
daughter was born, and was baptized the next Sunday by Do. 
Van Driesen, and held by sister Gertrude Van Cortlandt. Her 
godfathers were Stephen Van Cortlandt and Robert Livingston 
junior. She was named Gertrude. 

1716-17 — 29 January, Tuesday morning, between one and two o'clock, 
our sixth son was born. He was called John Baptist after my 
Fathers brother. Was held up for baptism by Mrs. Collans for 
Mrs. Livingston her sister. His godfather was John Collans. 
He was baptized by Do. Van Driesen. 

1 7 18-19 — i 3t January, a quarter before nine in the morning our fifth 
daughter Anna was born ; and was held up for baptism by sister 
Rensselaer, h for herself and sister Delansee. Brother Bayard, 
for whom Philip Schuyler stood, was godfather. Do. Van Driesen 
baptized her. 


The family Bible of John Schuyler is preserved at the Manor-House, in 
Albany. It is a folio, of the second size of the old Dutch Bibles, printed 
in Dutch, in the year 17 19, by Pieter Keur, in Dort and Amsterdam. It 
is illustrated with' the curious copper-plates of the day, six to a page, each 
about three inches long by two and a half wide, is bound in pig-skin, 
stretched on board covers, and has heavy brass clasps and corner-pieces. 

The entries are in Dutch, a translation of which is here given. They 
are only five in number, that of the marriage of John Schuyler with Cor- 
nelia Van Cortlandt, followed by those of the births of four of their chil- 
dren only, as follows : 

1723 — October 18 I entered into the Matrimonial state with Cornelia 
Van Cortlandt. 

1724 — August 18 is born our first daughter called Gertruydt on Tues- 

\-]2^ — Dec. 30 is born our first son called Joharines on Thursday. 

1727 — Sept. 30 is born our second son called Stephanes on Saturday — 
and died 9* of June 1729. 

1729 — December 20 is born our third son called Stephanes. 

Here the record ends. Why it does so is not now known. John 
Schuyler had other children, whose names and baptisms, according to the 
register of the Dutch Church in Albany (Munsell's " Collections on the 
History of Albany," Vol. IV., p. 163), are as follows : 

(f.) Uncle of Mrs. Kilian Van Rensselaer, and ancestor of the Van Cortlandts of Yorkers, 
(g.) Margaret Van Cortlandt, wife of Col. Samuel Bayard, and secondly of Peter Kemble. 
(h.) Wife of Kilian Van Rensselaer's brother, Hendrick Van Rensselaer, 
(i ) Anne Van Cortlandt, wife of Etienne (Stephen) De Lancey, sister of Kilian Van Rens- 
selaer's wife. 

J 6 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey\ of Dosoris^ L. I. [April, 

Catharine baptized 14 July 1728. 

Philip " 17 Oct. 1 73 1. 

Philip (Maj. Genl.) " 11 Nov. 1733. 

Cortlandt " 9 July 1735. 

Stephanus " 14 Aug. 1737. 

Elizabeth " 8 Oct. 1738. 

Oliver " 22 Feb. 1741. 

Mr. Lossing, in his " Life of Gen. Schuyler," Vol. I., p. 26, edition of 
i860, says Philip was his eldest son, which the above record shows to be a 
great error. He also states he was born 22<* November, 1733, which is 
twelve days after his baptism, as given in the church records. This, how- 
ever, may be merely the difference between the " old style " and the 
" new style," as Mr. Lossing also states he was baptized " on the day of 
his birth." 

Johannes Schuyler died November, 1741, and was buried in the family 
cemetery, at "The Flatts," Nov. 6, 1741, six years before the death of his 
own father, Johannes (Capt. John) Schuyler, which occurred July 25, 




By Benjamin W. Dwigiit, of Clinton, N. Y. 

(Continued from page 25, of Vol. V.) 

So. I. Sarah Welles (daii. of Rev. Dr. Noah Welles, of Stamford, 
Ct, and Abigail Woolsey), b. Nov. 7, 1752, m. May 18, 1774, Judge 
Henry Livingston, Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., b. Oct. 13, 1748 (son of 
Henry Livingston, of Poughkeepsie, b. Sept. 8, 17 14, and d. Feb. 10, 
1799, eel. 84, and Susanna Conklin, dau. of John Conklin and Joanna 
Storm. He was son of Gilbert Livingston and Cornelia Beekman). She 
d. Sept. 1 , 1783, cet. 30, and he married for second wife Jane Patterson, by 
whom he had 7 children. By Sarah Welles he had 4 children. He d. 
Feb. 29, 1828, cut. 80. 

Fourth Generation— Children .- 

93. I. Henry Livingston, b. in 1775, d. soon. 

94. II. Henry Welles Livingston, b. about 1777, who d. unmar- 
ried in Utica, N. Y. 

95. III. Catharine Livingston, b. about 1779, ra. Arthur Breese. 

96. IV. Cornelia Livingston, b. about 1782, who d. unmarried. 

95. III. Catharine Livingston, b. about 1779, m. Arthur Ereese, 
b. at Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1772 (son of Samuel Breese and a dau. of Rev. 
John Anderson, first minister of the Wall Street Presb. Ch. of N. Y.) He 
was a lawyer at Whitesboro, N. Y., in partnership with Judge Flatt (1794- 
1805), surrogate of Oneida Co. (1 798-1808), and clerk of the Supreme 

1874-J Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, 0) Djsoris, L. I. J J 

Court (1808-25), residing after 1S05 at Utica. He d. at New York, 
Aug. 13, 1825, at. 53. She d. at Utica, at. 32, and lie ra. for a second 
wife Ann Carpender. 

[Samuel Breese, of Shrewsbury, was son of Sidney Breese, an officer in 
the British Navy.] 

children : 

r. Samuel Livingston Breese, rear-admiral U. S. N. He was grad. at Union 
Coll. in 1813. He in. Frances S. Stout, and for a second wife Emma Lovett. 
No issue. He d. about two years since, and was buried in Utica. 

2. Sarah Breese m. Barent Bleecker Lansing. He was a merchant in Utica, and 
afterwards book-keeper in the U. S. Branch Bank at Utica (1830-4), cashier of a 
bank at Belleville. N. J., for two years, and at last cashier of the Oneida Bank at 
Utica (1837-53). He d. in 1853. She is still living (1874) at Saybrook, Ct. She m. 
for a second husband, Jan., 1855, Hon. James Piatt, b. Jan. 2, 17SS (son of Zephaniah 
Piatt, of Poughkeepsie, and Mary Van Wyck, dau. of Theodorus Van Wyck, of 
Fishkill, N. Y., and Mary Creed). He was a merchant at Utica (1812-36), and a 
banker at Oswego, N. ¥.(1836-69), where he d. May 8, 1870, cet. 82. Her children 
by the first marriage were : 

(1.) Capt. Arthur B. Lansing, grad. at West Point, who resides in New York. 
He m. Louisa Lovett, and for second wife Jeanette Suffern. 

(2.) Henry Livingston Lansing, of Buffalo, who m. Catharine, dau. of William 
B. Gibson, of Canandaigua. 

(3.) Seymour Lansing, who m. Jane, dau. of Capt. Henry White, of Utica. 

(4.) Mannette Antel Lansing, who m. Charles Walker Morse (son of Prof. Samuel 
F. B. Morse, of Poughkeepsie), who resides at Saybrook, Ct. 

(5.) BLecker Lansing, who m. Sophia Williams, of Buffalo. 

3. Elizabeth Breese, who m. William Malcolm Sands, purser U. S. N., living at 
Brooklyn. He d. some years since. His widow lives there still. He was son of 
Joshua Sands, of Brooklyn, and Ayscough. Children : 

(1.) Catharine Livingston Sands, d. unmarried. 

(2.) Joshua Ayscough Sands, d. unmarried. 

(3.) William Henry Sands, m. Catharine Campbell Halsey. 

4. Hon. Sidney Bieese, b. in Ulica, July 15, 1800, grad. at Union Coll. in 1S1S, 
was a lawyer, and went early to Illinois, and was P. M. at Kaskaskia, and State 

Attorney (1822-7), circuit judge (1835 ), U. S. Senator (1843-9), a member of the 

Illinois Legislature and Speaker of Assembly (1850), and again (1855 ) circuit 

judge. He is now (1873-4) Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois, and 
resides at Carlyle, 111. He ni. Eloise Morrison. He has had 7 children : 

(1.) Eloise. 

(2.) Mary, who d. early. 

(3.) Samuel Livingston Breese, captain U. S. N. 

(4.) Lt. James Buchanan Breese, lieutenant U. S. N. 

(5.) William Breese. 

(6.) Alida Breese. 

(7.) Livingston Breese, who d. early. 

5. Catharine Walker Breese, who in. Capt. Samuel B. Griswold, U. S. A. Chil- 
dren : 

(1.) Cornelia Plait Griswold, who m. William M. Goodrich, of New Orleans, who 
resided at Poughkeepsie. 

(2.) Sarah Elizabeth Griswold, who m. as his second wife Prof. Samuel Finley 
Breese Morse, LL.D., b. in Charlestown, Mass., April 27, 1791 (son of Rev. 
jedediah Morse), grad. at Yale in 1S10, Prof, of Painting and Sculpture in N. Y. 

University (1832 ), and from 1839, of the Literature of the Arts of Design, and 

the inventor of the telegraph and submarine cable, and first one to introduce the 
art of pho ography into this country. He d. April 2, 1S72. She still resides at 

(3.) Arthur Breese Griswold, who m. Fanny Newman, of New Orleans. 

(4.) Edmund Griswold, who d. young. 

(5.) Bleeeker Lansing Griswold, who d. young. 

78 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Boson's, L. I. [April, 

6. Susan Breese, who. m. Jacob Stout, of New York, and for a second hus- 
band Rev. Dr. Pierre Alexis Proal, Rector of Trinity Ch., Utica. She d. about 

7. Arthur Breese, Ir., a purser U. S. N., d. at Pensacola, Fla., unmarried. 

S. Mary Davenport Breese, who m. Henry L. Davis, grad. at Union Coll. in 
1824, a farmer, formerly at Waterford, N. Y., and residing now at Sandy Hill, 
N. Y. Has had 4 children : 

(1.) Arthur Breese Davis, who m. a Miss Proal, and resides at Sandy Hill. 

(2.) Augustus G. Davis, who m. a Miss Proal. 

(3.) Frames Breese Davis. 

(4.) Samuel Livingston Davis, who d. early. 

9. Henry Livingston Breese, d. early in Boston. 

Third Generation. 

81. II. Mary Sylvester Welles (dau. of Rev. Dr. Noah Welles, 
of Stamford, Ct., and Abigail Woolsey), born Oct. 17, 1754, m. May 7, 
1780, Hon. John Davenport, b. Jan. 16, 1752 (son of Col. Abraham 
Davenport, of Stamford, b. in 1715, grad. at Yale in 1732, and d. Nov., 
1789, and Elizabeth Huntington, b. Nov. 1, 1725, dau. of Jabez Hun- 
tington, of Windham, Ct., and Elizabeth Edwards, sister of Prest. Jona- 
than Edwards, whom he m. Nov. 1, 1750. He was a man of great 
strength of mind and force of character, and chief-justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas). Major John Davenport grad. at Yale in 1770, and 
lived at Stamford. He was M. C. for iS years (1799-1817). He d. 
Nov. 28, 1S30, cct. 78. She d. June 25, 1847, at. 92. 

Fourth Generation. — Children . 

97. I. Elizabeth Huntington Davenport, b. March 4, 17S1, m. 
Oct. 1, 1S00, Judge Peter William Radcliff, born June 20, 1774, grad. at 
Yale in 1793, a lawyer in Poughkeepsie (1794-1802), and after 1802 in 
New York. He was, in 181 1, a N. Y. Assemblyman, and State Senator 
in 1812. He resided in Brooklyn for many years (1825-40), and was 
first judge of Kings Co. He d. there Dec. 1, 1S40, without issue. She 
d. there May 28, 1850, at. 59. He was son of Gen. William Radcliff, of 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., and Sarah Kip, whom he m. in 1761. 

9S. II. John Alfred Davenport, b. Jan. 24, 1783, d. Oct., 1864, 
iCi. 81. 

99. III. Mary Welles Davenport, b. Sept. 12, 1785, m. Nov. 10, 
1S10, James Boorman, b. in Hollingbourne, Kent, Eng., in 1783 (son of 
Thomas Boorman, who removed to America about 1795, and Mary Col- 
gate), a wealthy N. Y. merchant, well known for his generous benefac- 
tions. He d. without issue, Jan. 23, 1S66, <zt. S3. 

100. IY. Theodosia Davenport, b. Jan. 31, 17S9, d. unmarried. 
Feb. 8, 1 8 10. 

101. V. Dea Theodore Davenport, b. Jan. 26, 1792. 

102. YI. Rebecca Ann Davenport, b. July 7, 1795, d. Jan. 5, 1S17. 

103. VII. Matilda Davenport, b. April 17, 179S, m. Rev. Peter 

98. II. John Alfred Davenport, b. Jan. 24, T7S3, grad. at Yale in 
1802, m. Feb. 10, 1806, Eliza Maria Wheeler, b. at Redhook, Duchess 

1874-] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. jg 

Co., N. Y., June 10, 1784 (dau. of Dr. William Wheeler, and Elizabeth 
Smith, his second wife, dau. of Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, of Sharon, Ct., 
and sister of Gov. John Cotton Smith, of Sharon). He was an iron mer- 
chant in New York, and resided in Brooklyn, where he was a Presb. 
elder (Dr. S. T. Spear's Ch.) He lived, in his later years (1853-64), in 
New Haven, Ct, where he d., at. 81, Oct. 24, 1864. She d. July 12, 
1859, mi. 75. 


1. Julia Matilda Davenport, b. Dec. 26, 1806, d. June 22, 1S26. 

2. Rev. John Sidney Davenport, b. Sept. 26, 1808, grad. at Yale in 1S33, m. Jul}' 
6, 1836, Elizabeth Sewall Leverett (dau. of John Leverett, of Windsor, Vt., and 
Elizabeth Salisbury). He was an Episcopal clergyman at Oswego, N. Y., for 
some years, but for 20 years past has been connected with the " Catholic Apos- 
tolic Church " (Irvingite), and is settled at Boston, Mass. He has had, beside 
3 daughters — Julia Matilda, Martha, and Elizabeth Leverett — two sons : 

(1.) James ' Boorman Davenport, b. at Gorhamville, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1842, a mer- 
chant in New York. 

(2.) John Sidney Davenport, b. at Oswego, N. Y., June 25, 1846, grad. at Yale 
in 1S66, a lawyer in New York. 

3. Theodosia Davenport, b. Nov. S, 1S10, m. Oct. 23, 1S33, Russell Canfield 
Wheeler, b. in Soulhbury, Ct., Dec , 1795 (son of Rev. Elijah Wheeler, of Gt. Har- 
rington, Mass., where he d. in 1828, and Mary Matilda Minor, his cousin, dau. of 
Rev. John Minor, of Southeast, N. Y.), grad. at Yale in 1816, a lawyer in New 
York. He d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1847, at. 51. She has' resided for 
many years at New Haven. Children : 

(i.) John Davenport Wheeler, b. in N. Y., Aug. 29, 1S34, grad. at the Yale 
Scient. School in 1858, is a manufacturer in New Haven. He m. Kale, dau. of 
Richard Fellows, of New Haven. 

(2.) William Wheeler, b. in N. Y., Aug. 14, 1S36, grad. at Yale in 1855, a 
superior scholar and patriot soldier, fell at Culp's Farm, Ga., July 22, 1864. 

(3.) Julia Davenport Wheeler, b. in N. Y., Nov. 10, 1S44, m. April 15, 186S, 
Selah Brewster Strong, b. July 1, 1S41 (son of Judge Selah B. Strong, of Setauket, 
L. I., and Cornelia Udall), grad. at Yale in 1864, a lawyer in New York. 

(4.) Theodosia Mary Wheeler, b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 21, 1847. 

4. Rev. James Radcliff Davenport, b. Nov. 15, 1812, grad. at Yale in 1S50 m. 
Sept. 7, 1836, Mehitable Woodward Newell. He is an Episcopal clergyman, was 
formerly settled at Albany, has resided for some years without charge at New 
York, is now (1S74) in Europe. He has a son, J. Alfred Davenport, a lawyer in 
New York, and a dau., Mary, wife of J. Eugene Alexander, of New York. 

5. Mary Boorman Davenport, b. Aug. 7, 1S14, m. Oct. 15, 1S35, Josiah William 
Wheeler, b. April 5, 1805, at Southeast, Putnam Co., N. Y. (son of Rev. Elijah 
Wheeler, of Gt. Barrington, Mass., and Mary Matilda Minor, and bro. of Russell 
Canfield Wheeler, above mentioned), grad. at Williams in 1825, and law partner of 
his bro., Russell Canfield Wheeler. He lives in New York now, without special 
business. Beside two sons that d. in infancy, he has had three children : 

(1.) Mary Boorman Wheeler, b. June 28, 1837, who. m. Oct. 15, 1S62, Dr. Giovani 
Ceccarini, of Rome, Italy, now of New York. 

(2.) Elizabeth Davenport Wheeler, b. Jan. 6, 1S39. 
(3.) Emily Matilda Wheeler, b. Jan. 1, 1853. 

6. Elizabeth Davenpoit, b. about 1S17, resides unmarried in New Haven. 

Fourth Generation. 

101. V. Dea. Theodore Davenport (son of Major John Davenport, 
of Stamford, and Mary Sylvester Welles), born Jan, 26, 1792, m. Feb. 
25, 1834, Harriet Grant Cheesbrough, of New York. He still lives 
(1874) in a hale old age, at. 82, at Stamford. 

8o Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Doscris, L. I. [April, 

He has had 7 children: 

1. Theodore Davenport, b. in N. Y., Feb. 25, 1834, m. Aug. 6, 1S62, widow 
Georgia Elizabeth Waters. lie is a proprietor of the "Stillwater Iron Works," 
living at Stamford. 

2. Mary Caroline Davenport, b. in Stamford Nov. 9, 1836, m. Nov. 9, 1353, Galen 
A. Carter, b. June 21, 1832 (son of Dr. Galen and Ann Eliza Carter, of N. Y.) 
He resides in New York. 

3. Robert Cheesbrough Davenport, b. Sept., 183S, d. May 2, 1843. 

4. John Davenport, b. Aug. 28, 1840, m. May 2S, 1S72, Helen Dixon. He is a 
N. Y. merchant. 

5. James Boorman Davenport, b. Dec. 19, 1842, m. Nov. 1, 1871, Mary Cornell 
Free-born (dau. of William A. Freeborn and Mary Cornell). 

6. Richard Tigke Davenport, b. Feb. 27, 1S46, d. Feb. S, 1847. 

7. Helen Matilda Davenport, b. March 9, 1849, m. June 26, 1S73, Samuel Fes- 
senden (son of Rev. and Hon. Samuel Clement Fessenden and Mary Abigail 
Grosvenor Abbe), a lawyer at Stamford (Ferris & Fessenden). 

103. VII. Matilda Davenport, b. April 17, 179S, m. Oct. 2, 1822, 
Rev. Peter Lockwood, b. in Bridgeport, Ct., Feb. 8, 1798 (son of Lam- 
bert' Lockwood, b. in Wilton, Ct., July 17, 1757, and d. in Bridgeport, 
Ct. Feb. 11, 1825, and Elizabeth Roe, dau. of Rev. Dr. Azel Roe, of 
Woodbridee, N. J., b. March 12, 1771, and d. Feb. 3, 1846), grad. at 
Yale in 1817, and at Andover Theol. Sem. in 1820, an evangelist and 
home missionary (182 1-6), pastor of Presb. Ch. at Binghamton, N. Y. 
(1827-33), and teacher there (1834-7). He was stated supply at Cort- 
landville, N. Y. (1837-42), and at Berkshire, N. Y. (1843-8). Since 
1848, he has resided without pastoral charge at Binghamton, N. Y., 
where both he and his wife now reside. 

They have had 7 children : 

1 John Davenport Lockwood, b. at Stamford, Ct , Oct. 9, 1825, d. Dec. 20, 1844, 
while a freshman at Yale. A memoir was published of him by the Am. Tract 

Society. , T . , T) . . 

2. 'Theodore Davenpoit Lock-wood, b. at Stamford, June 30, 1827, d. at Bingham- 
ton, Mav 8, 1831. r n ., • , ■ t 

3. Radcliff Boorman Lockwood, b there May 6, 1S29, resides unmarried in La- 
motte, Madison Co., Mo. 

4 James Boorman Lockwood, b. Mav 31, 1831. d. June 3, 1831. 

k Man- Elizabeth Lockwood, b. Feb. 28, 1835, resides unmarried at home. 

6.' Annie Matilda Lockwood,^. Oct. 1, 1837, m. May 18. 1865, Josiah S. Leverett, 
of N. Y., whose family resides at Orange, N.J. 

7. Theodosia Davenport Lockwood, b. at Cortlandville, July 23, 1839, lives un- 
married at home. 

Third Generation. 
82 III. Benjamin Welles, M.D. (son of Rev. Dr. Noah W 7 elles 
and Abigail Woolsey), b. Nov. 22, 1756, in. June 13, 1782, Sarah Nelson 
(dau. of^Joshua Nelson, of Phillipstown, Putnam Co., N. Y., and Sarah 
Mande'ville), grad. at Yale in 1775. He was a physician at Kinder- 
hook, N. Y., and afterwards (1799-1813) at Wayne, Steuben Co., N. Y. 
He was a commissary and surgeon in the Revolutionary army. He d. 
April 19, 1813, at. 54. She d. Jan., 1858, having been a widow lor 45 


Fourth Generation— Children 

104 I Tames Nelson W t elles, b. at Stamford, Ct., April 8, 1783, 
was a farmer at West Creek, Ind. He m. Mary McClure (dau. of Fin- 
ley McClure, and sister of Gen. George McClure, who m. his sister, Sarah 
Welles). He d. at Bristol, Ind., Sept. 21, 1855. 

1 874-1 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin U'oolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 8 1 

They had one child : 

1. Rev. Benjamin Welles, b. at Wayne, N. Y.,grad. at Union Coll. in 1841, and 
at Auburn Tlieol. Sem., a Presb. clergyman at Farmington, Minn. (1874). He m. 
Mary Evelina Jones, of Starkey, N. Y., and has a son, Albert Barnes Welles, now 
in the Univ. of Minnesota, at St. Anthony. 

105. II. Sylvester Welles, b. in Phillipstown, March 6, 1785, was 
a farmer in Brandon, Mich. He m. Jemima Holdridge (dau. of John 
Holdridge, of Wayne, N. Y., a Revolutionary officer, and Charlotte 
Waterman, of Norwich, Ct.) He d. at Ortonville, Mich., Dec. 13, 187 1, 
at. 86. 

He had 6 children : 

r. Eliza, who m. George Demarest, of Starkey, N. Y. 

2. Charlotte, who m. a Mr. Lake. 

3. John, a blacksmith at Brandon, Mich. 

4. Henry, who d. earl}-. 

5. Caroline, who lives unmarried at Ortonville. 

6. Nelson, who lives there also. 

106. III. Sarah Elizabeth Welles, b. at Kinderhook, N. Y., July 
9, 1787, m. as his second wife, June 28, 1808, Gen. George McClure (son 
of Finley McClure, of Bath, N. Y., and ■ More, " Scotch covenant- 
ers of the straitest sort"). He was a merchant, mill-owner, and manu- 
facturer at Bath, N. Y., and afterwards (1835-57) lived at Elgin, 111. 
He commanded the N. Y. levies on the Niagara frontier in the war of 
1812. He was a general of militia, surrogate, sheriff of Steuben Co., and 
a member of the New York Legislature. He d. in Elgin, Aug. 15, 1857. 
She removed to Wyoming, Iowa, in i860, and d. there, cet. 86, Nov. 10, 
1873 — "a Christian from early life, and ever abounding in cheerful- 

Children : 

1. George Welles McClure, b. April 25, 1S09, grad. at West Point, was a cavalry 
officer, and d. July 22, 1834, in Arkansas, while on an expedition to the Rock)' 
Mountains against the Pawnee Indians, under General Atkinson, in the Black 
Hawk War. 

2. Eleanor McClure, b. Sept. 17, 1810, m. Stephen K. Tourtellot, a merchant, 
now in Wyoming, Iowa, and formerly in Hammondsport, N. Y. 

3. Mary McClure, b. about iSi3, m. Capt. Jamison, U. S. A., and d. earl}-. 

4. Julia McClure, b. March 10, 1815, d. July 19, 1839. 

5. Benjamin Welles McClure, b. Oct. 14, 1816, lives unmarried in Wyoming. 

6. William McClure, b. Feb. 3, 1819, is a merchant in Wyoming. 

7. Henry McClure, b. Aug. 26, 1S23, d. June 7, 1833. 

8. Marqaret McClure, b. May 14, 1826, m. a Mr. Boynton, and for a second 
husband a Mr. Harding, of Dundee, 111. 

107. IV. Elder Benjamin Franklin Welles, b. Feb. 26, 1790, at 
Kinderhook, N. Y.. is still living (1874) at Pulteney, Steuben Co., N. Y.. 
at. 84, where he has been all his life a farmer. From him many of the 
facts here furnished were obtained. He m., May 31, 1S14, Rebecca 
Prentiss, b. in Rutland, Vt, Nov. 22, 1792 (dau. of Elder John Prentiss, 
of Pulteney, but originally of Lancaster, Mass., and Martha Bridge). He 
is an elder in the Presb. Ch. (since 1S29). She d. March 3, 1872. 

Has had 8 children : 

I. John Prentiss Welles, b. in Wayne, N. Y., May 27, 1817, m. about 1S42 
Jerusha Slater, of Tonica, 111. He was a carpenter and carriage-maker, and a 
Union soldier in the late war, and was a prisoner at Andersonville for ten 
months, after his liberation from which he died in a few days. She resides at 
Streator, 111. 

82 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [April, 

2. Julia Welles, b. in Pulteney Jan. 5, 1819, d. there unmarried June 9, 1861, 
eel. 42. 

3. James Nelson Welles, b. April 5, 1S22, was a farmer and boatman, and d. 
April 28, 1857, at. 35. 

4. Mary Ann Welles, b. Feb. 12, 1S25, resides unmarried in Pulteney. 

5. Sarah Harriet Welles, b. July 27, 182S. 

6. Martha Jane Welles, b. Feb. 5, 1831. 

7. Theodosia Elizabeth Welles, b. April 12, 1834. 

8. Cordelia Helen Welles, b. Dec. 10, 1836, d. Aug. 26, i860. 

108. V. William Edwin Welles, b. May 7, 1792, in Kinderhook, 
m. Jan., 1815, Harriet Prentiss, b. in 1795 (dau. of Elder John Prentiss 
and Martha Bridge, and sister to the wife of his bro. Benjamin). He was 
a farmer at Marengo, Mich. (1834-64), where he d. Jan. 28, 1864, and 
where his widow now (1874) resides. 

He had 10 children : 

1. Mary Jane, who resides at home. 

2. Edwin Welles, living in Michigan. 

3. William Welles, now in Washington Territory. • 

4. Jacob Welles, who d. early. 

5. Martha, who m. a Mr. Barber, of Union City, Mich. 

6. George M. Welles, a cavalry officer in the late war. 

7. Benjamin Franklin Welles, grad. at Mich. University, a civil engineer. 

8. John Welles, a farmer in Marengo, Mich. 

9. Anne Welles, who lives unmarried at Marengo. 

10. Cornelia Welles, who m. Horace Eastman, a merchant in Niles, Mich. 

109. VI. Judge Henry Welles, b. at Kinderhook, Sept. 2, 1794, 
studied Latin chiefly with his father, without the further benefits of a col- 
legiate education. He was a soldier in the war of 181 2. He was a law- 
yer at Bath, N. Y. (1818-30), and at Penn Yan, N. Y. (1830-68), being 
for twenty-one years of the time judge of the Supreme Court of New 
York (1847-68). He was an elder in the Presb. Ch. He m. Jan. 
11, 1819, Margaret Haight, b. Aug. 15, 1801 (dau. of Gen. Samuel 
S. Haight, of Cuba, N. Y., and Sarah Mathews). He d. March 7, 1868, 
id. 73. She resides now (1874) at Corning, N. Y. 

Nine children : 

1. Samuel Haight Welles, b. Nov. 25, 1S19, m. Oct. 31, 1S54, Calista Adele 
Wilkie. He was grad. at Union Coll., N. Y., in 1S39, and was a lawyer at Penn 
Yan. He d. Oct. iS, 1S67. She d. Sept. 3, 1S62. They had 3 children, who all 
d. young. See "Hist. Strong Family," by the author, for full account of the 
descendants of Judge Henry Welles, Vol. I., pp. 66S-9. 

2. Emily Welles,b. Sept. 13, 1821, m. Aug. 29, 1S43, Theodore Barnes Hamil- 
ton (son of Calvin Hamilton and Lucinda Holliday). He d. Dec. 29, 1S62. She 
resides at Corning. «• 

3. Sarah Haight Welles, b. Oct. 31, 1824, m. Sept. r, 1845, Ferdinand F. Parker, 
who was drowned near Detroit, Mich., and for a second husband, Dec. 18, 1866, 
Hon. Thomas Austin Johnson, of Greene, N. Y., judge of the Supreme Court of 
New York. He d. a short time since. She resides at Corning. 

4. Julia Welles, b. Feb. 6, 1827, m. Sept. 24, 1856, Joseph B. Welch, a mer- 
chant at Angelica, N. Y. 

5. George McClure Welles, b. Nov. 15, 1828, d. May 7, 1S34. 

6. Hannah Herrick Welles, b. March 3, 1830. 

7. Margaret Welles, b. Feb. 2, 1832, d. unmarried, June II, iS6i, at. 29. 

8. Mary Ann Haight Welles, b. Oct. 2, 1835, m. Sept. 17, 1861, Thomas Burr 
Robbins (son of Samuel Robbins, of Norfolk, Ct., and Fanny Osborne). He 
resides at Penn Yan, and owns part of a coal-mine near Pittsburg, Pa. 

9. Jeanette Welles, b. Feb. 22, 1839, d. Sept. 4, 1S39. 

1 10. VII. Theodosia Welles, b. Oct. 29, 1796, m. Joseph Irvin 
(whose mother was a Compton), a millwright at Wayne, N. Y., who 

iS 4.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 83 

afterwards removed to Gallatin, 111., where he d. some years since. She 
wjjts for several years totally blind, and d. Oct. 14, 1873. 
Five children : 

1. Elizabeth, who m. a Mr. Davis, who d. in the Mexican war. 

2. Benjamin Franklin, a farmer, and a soldier in the Mexican war. 

3. Oscar, who was a merchant, and d. early. 

4. John, who went to California. 

5. Agnes, who d. in infancy. 

in. VIII. Elihu Smith Welles, b. March 1, 1799,111 Kinderhook, 
N.j Y., m. Feb. 22, 1826, Deborah Right Burdge, b. in Sussex Co., N. J., 
Jan. 26, 1804 (dau. of Jonathan Burdge, afterwards of Wayne, N. Y., 
an<ji Deborah, dau. of Rev. Nathaniel Dickerson). He was a farmer in 
Wayne, N. Y., where he d. Feb. 8, 1S67. She resides now in Horse- 
heads, Chemung Co., N. Y. (1874). 

Children : 

1. Sarah Jane Welles, b. April II, 1S27, m. Oct. 13, 1847, George W. T. Griffith, 
a farmer at Horseheads. 

2. Charles Dwight Welles, b. June 7, 1830, m. June 14, 1S56, Charlotte Hyatt, 
lie is a farmer and lumberman in Penn Yan,N. Y. 

3. Alary Angus Welles, b. July 2, 1S32, m. Oct. 10, 1S55, John C. Wiltsie (son 
of Cornelius and Sabrina Wiltsie), a- farmer at Dundee, 111. 

4. Julia Ann Welles, b. July 10, 1S34, m. July 10, 1854, Charles H. Barron, a 
hardware merchant at Towanda, Pa., and formerly at Bath, N. Y. 

5. Emily Delavan Welles, b. Nov. 12, 1S36. 

6. Margaret Welles, b. Aug. 14, 1S43, m. March 31, 1S70, James Raynor Smith 
(son of John M. Smith, of Dundee, 111., and Mary Raynor), a merchant in Dun- 
dee, 111. 

7. Georgia na McClure Welles, b. Feb. S, 1847. 

112. IX. Mary Jane Welles, b. at Wayne, N. Y., Sept. n, 1801, 
ill. March 1, 1832, John Black, b. at Johnstown, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1795. 
He was of Scotch lineage. He superintended, at Wayne, an extensive 
lumber establishment and steam-mill. He d. there Oct. 14, 1837. His 
widow removed to Geneva, N. Y., where she now resides. 

Children : 

1. Sarah Jeanettc Black, who d. in infancy. 

2. Sarah Welles Black, who is principal now of a young ladies' school at 
Geneva, N. Y. 

3. Julia Jeanette Black, who lives at Geneva, unmarried. 

113. X. Julia Welles, b. at Wayne, March 9, 1804, d. March 31, 

Third Generation. 

85. VI. Noah Welles, M.D. (son of Rev. Dr. Noah Welles, of 
Stamford, and Abigail Woolsey), b. Oct. 3, 1762, m. Jan. 19, 1794, 
Euphetnia Hoog, of Kinderhook, N. Y., b. at New York, July 10, 1773 
(dau. of Thomas Andrew Hoog, a N. Y. merchant, who was grad. at 
the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and Maria Wilhelmina Ritzma, dau. 
of Rev. Johannes Ritzma, of the Ref. Dutch Ch. of N. Y.) She d. at 
Kinderhook, N. Y., April 26, 1807, at. 33. He m. for second wife, Nov. 
10, 1S23, Hannah Abigail Johnson, of Middletown, Ct., b. in Essex, Eng., 
April 10, 1780 (dau. of Thomas and Hannah Johnson). He was a physi- 
cian at Kinderhook, N. Y. (where his children were all born), and in New 
York. He removed, in the latter part of his life, to Middletown, Ct., 
where he died, Nov. 18, 1838, at. 76. 

(To be continued). 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Apa 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— {Coiitimted from page 34). 



A 1644. 

den 6 Mart. Abraham Pietersz Malchus. 


den 9 diet. Willem Adriaensz. Marye. 

den 13 diet. Jochem Collart. Jeurgie. 


den 15 diet. Hans Nicolaeszen. Nicolaes. 

den 28 diet. 
den 3 Apr. 

den 10 diet. 

{}en 17 diet. 

ilcn 24 d. 

den 8 May. 

den 16 diet. 

den 29 J'un. 

den 6 Jul. 

den 27 d. 

den 4 Aug. 
den 17 diet. 

den 24 d. 

den 28 diet. 


Hanna Beckens. 
Wessel Kever. 
Theunis Nyssen. 
Jeurgie Horns. 




Gerrit Wolfertszen. Marritje. 

Hans Hanszen de Jan. 

Anthony Fernando. Willem. 
Teunis Thomaszen Thomas. 

Metselaer, Belitje 

Philippe Swartinne. Anna. 

Hendrick Van Dus- Evert. 


Thomas Welert. Willem. 

Abraham Isaac Jacomyntk 


Cysbert op ten dyck. Elisabeth. 

Pieter Colet. Willem. 

Willem Watkv n. Hendrick. 

Larie Swartinne. Jochem. 

Emanuel Swager, van Elisabeth. 

Marten Cresier. Willem. 


Jan Stephenszen, Cos Pietf 
zen, Anneken Bogardus. L 
beth Dircks. 

de Mr. Willem Kieft, Go 
neur; EH Braconnie. 

Jeurgie Blanck, Albert 
chemszen, bootsgesel ;* i 
ter Jans, huj'svr. van Ja. 

Olof Stephenzen Van Cour. 
Marten Cregier, Thoi 
Wesert, Anneken Bogarrf is, 
Annatje Loockermans,Try 
je Claes. 

Jan Mast, Henry Pieche, Tho- 
mas Beccen. 

Hendrick Janszen, Smit, Grie- 
tie Reyniers. 

Geen getuj^gen. 

Adam, Tamboer, Eduart Jans- 
zen, Janneken Thomas, Mar- 
grietie Jans. 

Wolferts Gerritszen. Pietev 
Wolfertszen. Tryntje Huy- 
gens, Marritje Philips. 

Jan Montfoort, Jan Snyderken. 
Anneken Bogardus. 

Rarent Jacobszen, Lyntje 

Albert Janszen, Sibrant Claes- 

zen, Claes Beydegar, en 

Sara Pieters. 

D. Everardus Bogardus ; 
Emanuel Congo, Anthony 
Van Angola. Negers ; t 
Wyf. Van Anthony, trom- 
petter, Negrinne. 

Abraham Pieterszen Mole- 
naer. Hendrick Westercamp, 
Backer, Tryntie Abrahams. 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Johanne Richarts. 

Philip Gerritszen, Anneken 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
netir. Corfi. Van Tienhoven, 
Secretaris, Hendrick Huy- 

Geen getuygen. 

Henry Brassert, Evert Duyck- 
ing, Jonas Smit, en svn huys- 
vrouw, Marriiie Douwken. 

Bastryn, Capt. van de Swar- 

FrMisisco, Neger, Lucrctie 
d' Angola, Negrinne. 

De Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Michiel tcrOvken, Fis.- 
cael, Jan de Vries, Capt., Mr. 
Hans Kierstede, neffens 3 
Vrouws personen.J 

* Boatman. 1» Captain of the Blacks ifree negroes). 

; Also three married women. 

1 7; 4-] Records of tlie Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 21 Sept. Mr. Hans Kierstede. Jan, alias 


den 28 diet. Laurens Duytsen. Hans. 

den 30 Oct. Thomas Bedder, En- Ruyff, Mar}', 
gelsman. tweeling. 

den 17 Nov. Thomas Sanders, Cornells. 

den 20 diet. Jillis Pieterszen. Pieter. 

den 4 dec. Claes Janszen Geertruydr. 

Eodem. Herkel Sybants, Wyn- Sybants. 

tie Theunis. 
Eodem. Roelof Janszen. Johannes. 

den 11 diet. Henry Piesse, en Sara Sara, 

Brut. Elisabeth, 

Jan, Vier- 
den 18 Dec. Jan Janszen Schoen- Jan. 

den 26 diet. Pieters Corneliszen. Elisabeth. 


De II r. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Micbiel ter Oyken, 
Fiscael, D. Everhardus Bo- 
gardus, Tryntje Jonas, Mar- 
ntje Thjmens. 

Jochem Pieterszen, en syn 
huysvrouw, Borger Jons- 
zen, Smit, Jan Snyderken, 

Thomas Steyle, en syn huy'svr., 
Jan Thoussen. en syn huy's- 
vr., Anneken Hals. 

Thomas Hall en syn huysvr., 
Robyn Pinnier, Reyert Lofs, 
Jelletje Gerrits. 

Hendrick Janszen Snyder, if' 
Reyert Stoffel?zer., Smit. 
Tryntie Hendricks. Lyntie 
Jochems, Marritje Thymens. 
Maryken Liewents. 

Sybant Claeszen, Hendrick 
Jacobszen, Sara Schepmoes. 

Olof Stephenszen Van Court- 
lant. Sara Roelofs, huysvr. 
van Mr. Hans Kierstede. 

Theunis Cray, Try'n Van 
Camp, Thomas Brons, Jan- 
neken Thomas, Thomas 
Hali, Anna Hal, Eduwart 

Marie du Tiieux, Tryntie Pie- 

Olof Stephenszen van Conrtlt., 
Geertruyd Hudden, huysvr. 
van Andries Hudden. 

' [263.] A" 1645. 

den 8 Jan. Teunis Cray. Grietie. 

den 22 diet. Isaac de Foreest, en Susanna. 

Sara du Trieux. 

den 29 diet. Parent Jacobszen. Apollonia. 

den 5 Febr. Aert Willemszen. Evert. 

Eodem. Cornelis Claeszen. Jacob. 

Eodem. Andries Van Angola. Tryntie. 

den 12 d. Gerrit Doyman, Sergt. Sibrant. 

eodem. Pieter St. Thome. Mathias. 

den 18 diet. Emanuel Trompetter. Christina. 

den 3 Mart Cornelis Molyn. Magdaleen. 

* Quadruplets. 

Capiteyn de Vries, Marten 
Cregier, Jan Humbert, Belilje 

Mr. Jan de Minuict, Jean de la 
Montagne, Susanna de 

Thy's Claeszen, Lyntie Jo- 

Jan Evertszen Bout. Jacob 
Roy, Constapel, Lyntie Jo- 
chems, Janneken Rus. 

Hendrick Pieterszen, Pieter 
Colette, Hevltie Jeuriaens. 

Pieter Van Camp, Marie An- 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Capt. Jan de Vries, 
Ariaen Martenszen, Adel- 
borst, Heyltje Barents, Jan- 
neken Thomas. 

Groot Emanuel, neger, Su- 
sanna Congoy, negrinne 

Claes Van Elslandt, Bastayen, 
Captyn van de Negers. 
Geertruyd Roelofs, May ken 
Van Angola. 

Lyntie Jochems. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Api 

den 12 diet, 
den 2 Ap. 

den 9 diet, 

Rem Janszen. Annetje. 

D. Everardus Bogar- Pieter. 

Jan Thouser. Thomas. 

Jeurgie Blanck. 


den 17 diet. Ariaen Van Alcmaer. Sytie. 


den 23 Apr. 
den 30 dicto. 
den 7 May. 

den 26 June, 
den 9 Jul. 

den 16 dicto. 
den 23 dicto. 

den 9 Aug. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 27 dicto. 
den 3 Sept. 

den 3 Sept. 

Emanuel van Angola. 
Cos Pieterszen. 
Thomas Pharenton. 
Casar Alberto, alias 
Pieter de Italiaen. 
Arent Evertszen. 

Groot Emanuel, ne- 

Adriaen Vincent. 
Olof Stephenszen van 

Claes Janszen. 

Jan Harten, Engels- 

Cornelis Volckerts- 


Hans Nicolaes. 






Jacob Wolfertszen. Aeltje. 
Claes Van Elslant. Catalyntie. 

Jan Janszen Schep- Aeltje. 
den 10 dicto. Mr. Paulus, Chirur- Catharyn. 


den 18 dicto. Evert Janszen. 

den 22 diet. Jan Carpenel Van Meyndert. 
Henry Brezier. Mary. 

den 29 diet, 
den 31 diet. 

Mr. David Provoost. David. 

* Farmer's servant. 


Joris Rappalje, Catalyn Joris, 

Margrietje Hendricks. 
Jochem Pieterszen, Mr. Hans 

Kierstede, Marritie Thy- 

mens, Sara Roelofs. 
Thomas Steylen, Thomas Hall, 

Janneken Thomas, Anna 

Capt. Jan de Vries, Mr. Hans 

Kierstede, Thomas Welert, 

Anneken Loockermans, 

Tryntje Hendricks. 
Jacob Roy, Constapel. Jan 

Janszen Cuyper, Dirck Claes- 

zen, Engel Jans, Arrientje 


Cleyn Anthony Van Angola, 

Mary Grandes. 
Dirck Corneliszen, Marritje 

Lievens, Tryntie Claes. 
Geen getuj'gen. 

Jan Monfoort, Cosyn Briei, 

Joris Rapalje, Sara Planck, 

Janneken Rapalje. 
Hendrick Pieterszen Van 1000 

bergen, Lysbeth de Rycke. 
Sebastiaen, Capt. van de ne- 

gers. Pallas van Angola. 

Isaac de Foreest, Hester Si- 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Hester Jans. 

Aeltje Cornelis, Catalyn Rap- 

Willem Koock, Richard Claes- 
zen, Aeltje Cornelis. 

Jan Evertszen Rout, Isaac 
Abrahamszen, Schippr., Mr. 
Paulus, Chirurgj'n, Susanna 
du Trieux. 

Mr. Gysbert Leeuwen, Jan 
Janszen Vandenham, Daniel 
Rogen, Jan Carstenzen, Pau- 
lus Luck, David Davidszen, 
Harent Janszen, Boeren- 
knecht,* Rachel V>'nen, Sara 

^'oltert Gerritszen, Pieter 
Wolfertszen, Maryken Thj % - 
mens, Ariaentje Cornelis. 

Olof Stephenszen VanCourtlt., 
Joris Rapalje, Geertruyd Ja- 

Simon Joosten, Marritje Lie- 

De Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Mr. Hans Kierstede, 
Willem Bredenbend, Aeltje 
Braconie, Marritje Lievens". 

Isaac de Foreest, Tryntje Roe- 

Jan Janszen dam, Belitje Cor- 

Thomas Backer. Adam Tam- 
bour. Margarietje Jans, Ca- 
tharyn on dyck. 

De Hr. Willem Kieft. gouv- 
neur, Michiel ter Oj'kea, l?i& 
cael, Ag-nietje AretHs. 

1874-] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



Eodem. Mr. Gysbert de Lion. Cornells. 

den 12 Nov. Theunis Thomas, Geertje. 


den 26 diet. Thomas Welert. Thomas. 

den 2 Dec. Philip du Trieux. Jacob, 

den 31 diet. Marten Cregier. Tryntie. 


Cornelis Van Tienhoven, 
Secty., Olof Stephenszen 
Van Courtlt, Sara Roelofs. 

Annetje Gerrits, h. v. Hendr. 
Janszen, Smit. 

Mr. Isaac Arlington, Mr. B is- 
ton, Mr. Lautes-vrouw, Mar- 
gariet Jans. 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Marie du 
Trieux, Sara du Trieux. 

Cornells Van Tienhoven, Se- 
crts., Olof Stephenszen Van 
Courtlant, Ariaen Dircks, 
Sara Roelofs, h. v. Mr. Hans 
Van Kierstede. 


A 1646. 
den 28 Jan. 

den 25 Feb. 

den 1 1 diet, 
den 18 diet 


den 21 diet, 
den 23 diet 
den 25 diet. 

den 4 Mart, 
den 11 diet. 
den 2 Apr. 


den 8 May. 
den 13 dicto. 
den 21 dicto. 

den 27 dicto. 
den 21 dicto. 

den 10 Jim. 


den 17 dicto. 

* Mascn. 

A 1646. 

Jan Pieterszen Van- Annetje. 

husen, Elsje. 
Paulus Haiman. Paulus. 

Joris Rappalje. 

Theunis Nyssen. 

Anthony Portugies, 

Thomas Carruwel. 

Anthony Fernando. 

Emanuel Van An- 

Is gedoopt. 

Jochem Carels. 

Corn. Jacobszen Stii- 

Willem Goulart. 

Pieter Montfoort. 
Roelof Janszen. 
Wessel Evertszen. 
Barent Janszen. 

Jeurgie Homs. 
Isaac de Foreest. 




Evert Corn. 




N icolaes. 


Cornelis Van Tien- Jannetje. 

hoven, Secrts. 
Gysbert Opdyck. Lodowyck. 

Mr. David Provoost. Benjamin, 
Elias, tweeL 

t Is baptized Evert Cornelis, aged 21 years. 

Jochem Pieterszen. Annetje 
Thomas, Rebecca Lubberts. 

Simon Dirckszen Poos. Gys- 
bert Leeuwen, Vaendr, 
Gerrt Doymans, Sergt., Ma- 
rie du Trieux. 

Sara Planck. 

Jan Janszen dam, Heyltje Jo- 
ris, Wyntie Aerts. 

Pieter Van Camp, Neger, An- 
neken Grande, Negerinne. 

Sara Cornelis. 
Hillegond Joris. 
Lange Anna, Negrinne. 

Oudt. 21 Jaren.t 

Jan Nagel, oosterling,* Engel- 

mans, Styntje Pieters. 
HiUetje Barents. 

Claes Van Elslandt, Jonckr. 
Daniel Rogen, Engel Wou- 
ters, Hillegond Joris. 

Philip d'Ermojen, Marie Cor- 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Anneken Loockermans. 

Rem Janszen. Aeltje Cornelis, 
Belitje Jacobs. 

Fredrick Lubbertszen, Laurens 
Pieterszen de Noorman, En- 
gel Jans. 

Barent Bael, Anthonie d'onnu, 
Aeltje Pieters. 

Gerrit de Foreest, Gerrit Jans- 
zen Van Haerlem, Harmen 
Bariiaenszen, Sytje Roelefs. 

De Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Adriane Nuvielle, Jan- 
netje Adriaens. 

Michiel Ter Oycken, Fiscaei, 
Jean de La montagne, Rich- 
ard Smit, Margariet Kalder. 

Corn. Van Tienhoven, Secrts., 
Olof Stephenszen Van Court- 
lant, Anneken Loocker- 
mans, Jillis Van Brug, Arent 
Koos, en syn huys vr. 

* A man from the East- 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Yorh. [April, 

den 25 dicto. Paulus Van Angola, Dominicus. 

den 1 Jul. Jan. Stephenszen, PauU'ntie. 


den 15 dicto. Laurens Pieterszen. Engel. 

den 22 diet, 
den 29 diet, 
den 23 Sept. 


den 14 Oct. 

Philippe Swartinne.* Emanuel. 

Cornelis Molyn. Isaac. 

Theunis Cray. Lysbeth. 

Cornelis Aertszen. Hendrick. 

Adam Brouwer. 


Oerrt. Janszen Van Jacob. 
Eodem. Pieter Corneliszen. Cornelis. 

den 4 Nov. Hans Hanszen, Noor- Michiel. 

Eodem. Lambert Van Valck- Jochem. 

den 18 Nov. Henry Bresier. Willem. 

den 2 Dec. Abraham Jsac Ariaentje. 

Eodem. Hans Nicolaeszen. Helena. 

den 30 Dec. Jan Brandt, Engels Jan, Rebec- 
man, ca, tweel. 


Emanuel Grande Esperance, 
Jan de Vries. 

De Hr. Willem Kieft, gouv- 
neur, Pieter Corneliszen, 
Tryntie Abrahams, Styntie 

Pieter Janszen Noorman, 
Adriaen Laurens de Noor- 
man, Mar5"ken Thymens. 

Lucretie Swartinne. 

Hendrick Coop, Lyntie Jo- 

Gerrt. Doyman, Sergt., Ariaen 

Janszen, Hester Simons. 
Capt. Jan de Vries, Evert 

Corn. Van der Wei, Sara en 

Trvntie Roelofs. 
Mr. Paulus Ver Beeck, Willem 

Bredenbend, Aeltje Bra- 

conye, Mary du Trieux. 
Hendrick Pieterszen, Enge! 

Mans, Claes Cornelis. 

de Hr. Willem Kieft, Gouv- 

neur, Geertruyd Roelofs. 
Michiel Pauluszen. Pieter 

Janszen Noorman, Janneken 

Marten Cregier, Jan Hartman, 

Lyntie Jochems. 

Capt. Willem Blauwvelt, Olot 
Stephenszen Van Courtlt. 

Pieter Hartem, Tryntie Roe- 

Jan Huybertszcn, Paulus Cay- 
man, Hilegond Joris, Tiyn 
tje Van Camp. 
Claesje Cornelis, Hester Si- 

A r " 1647. 

den 1 Jan. Mr. Hans Kierstede, Roelof. 

Sara Roelofs. 
den 6 diet. Jan Janszen, Schep- Jobje. 

den 13 dicto. Corn. Maurice. Maurice. 

i\en 14 dicto. Jan Harten. Anna. 

den 20 dicto. Couzyn Gerritszen. Hendrick. 

Eodem, Claes Corneliszen. Floris. 

Eodem. Rem. Janszen Smit. Bel i tie 

Eodem. Michiel Janszen Van Enoch, 

de Berg. 

Jochem Kierstede, Annetje 
Bogardus, Tryntje Roelofs. 

Willem Kay, Tryntje Roelofs. 

Jan janszen Van Elpend^m. 

Hans Lodewyckszen, Cata- 

lina Jans. 
Richart Cool, Anna Stihvel. 

Sibert Claeszen, en syn huys 
vr.. Teunis Nyssen, en s> n 
huys vr., Cornelis Cor- 

Hendrick Pieterszen, Jan 
Theuniszen Schay. Jons 
Jacobszen, Marritje Lievens, 
Sara Cornelis. 

Joris Rappalje, Cataiir.a Trico. 

Jacob Stoffelfzen. Adrinen 
Dirckszen, Urecht ; e Mary ns. 

* Black woman. 

1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 27 dicto. 
den 10 Feb. 

den 17 dicto. 
den 24 dicto. 
den 10 Mart. 

den 17 dicto. 

den 24 Mart. 

den 31 dicto. 


den 7 April. 

den 14 dicto. 


den 22 diet. 
den 2 Jim. 
den 6 diet, 
den 10 diet. 

den 16 diet. 

den 28 diet. 

den 30 diet. 

den 14 Jul. 

ilen 28 diet. 

den 1 1 Auer. 

Evert Janszen Van Elsje. 

den En den. 
Albert Janszen, Pieter. 


Abraham Ryck. Hendrick. 

N. B. is ge doopt, Jannetje, 

Corn. Claeszen, Svvit- Abraham. 

Dirck Corneliszen. Cornelis. 

Adriaen Van Ale- Lysbeth. 

Emanuel Neger. Adam, Eva, 

Frans Wyck. Samuel, Jan, 

Hendrick Van duis Aeltie. 
berg, alias 1,000 
Caesar Albertus. Aert. 


de Br. Willem Kieft, Gouv- 
neur, Jsac de Foreest, Trj'n- 
tie Roelols. 

Augustyn Heermans, Adriaen 
Janszen Van Ilpendam, 
Pieter Janszen Noorman, 
Catalina Straet, Jannetje 
Ruts, Lyntje Jochems. 

Pieter Van Aerden,-H-rilegond 
Joris, Geertie Bauduyn. 

Ondertrouwt met Jelke Jans- 

Egbert Wouterszen, en huys 
vr., Elsje Adriaens. 

Mr. Hans Kierstede. Willem 
Kay, Anneken Bogardus. 

Ruyl Jacobszen, Trj'ntie Jans, 
Annetje Cornelis. 

Simon Congoy Augustj'-n, Pal- 
las en Cecilia. 

Enam Renam. Sara Cornelis, 
d'hu5'sv. van Thomas San- 
dersen, Metje Claes. 

Harmen Smeeman, Nicolaes 
Backer, Claesje Cornelis. 

Robbert Fecks. 
N. B. Is gedoopt. 

Elbert Janszen 
Jilles Pieterszen. 
Michiel Pauluszen. 
Daniel Lisco. 
Jsaac de Foreest. 






Huyg Aertszen, Laurens Pie- 
terszen Koorman, Tryntje 
Hendricks, Lysbeth Jans. 

Geen getuygen. 

Anthony Portugies, Marie Van 

Jan Van Angola, Sebastiaen. 

Abros London. 

Evert Duyking. 
Paulus Hayman. 



Thomas Sanderts. Thomas. 

Borger Joris Engeltje Joris. 

Gerrt. Doyman, Jan, Aeltje, 
Sergt. tweel. 

Abraham Planck, Marie Lie- 
vens, Belitje Hendricks. 

Hendrick Janszen Snyder, An- y' 
netje Ruts. 

Adriaen Tienhoven, Marj'ken 

Marten Cregier, Marritje Ja- 

Gerrit de Foreest, Gerrt. Jans- 
zen K'inckhamer, Harmen 
Bastiaenszen, Sytje Roelofs. 

Emanuel Congoy, Marie Van 

Georgie Orz>\ Thomas Baster, 

Agnietie Arents, Sara We- 

Isaac Hendrickszen Kip, Mar- 

ritie Lievens. 
Simen dirckszen Poos, Jan 

Huybertszen. Belitje Jacobs, 

Tryntje Van de Camp. 
David Provoost, Jan Theunis- 

zen. Agnietje Arents Coos, 

Meije Claes. 
Philip Graer, Jan Snydertszen. 

Schoenmr., Lyntje Jochems. 

Hendrick Van Dyck, Fiscael, 
Jan Eveitszen Hout, Judick 
Muyvensant, Lydea Van 

Is baptized, Jannetje, betrothed with Jelke Janszen. 

90 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 


den 15 Aug. David Provoost. Barbara. 

den 17 dicto. Jan Carpenel, Van Marritie. 

den 25 dicto. Capt. Jan de Vries, Jan. 

den 1 Sept. Mr. Paulus Van der Coenraedt. 


den 8 dicto. Jan Corneliszen. Abraham. 

den 15 dicto. 
den 29 dicto. 
den 13 Oct. 

den 3 Nov. 
den 10 dicto. 
den 24 dicto. 

den 1 dec. 
den 22 dicto. 


Jeurgie Blanck. 
Pieter Laurenszen. 


De Hr. Petrus Stuy- Balthazar 
vesant, Gouvneur lazarus. 

Anthony Janszen. 

Haricken Zibolts, 

Marten Cregier. 

Barent Jacobszen. 
Barent Janszen. 
Jan Janszen van 

den 26 dicto. Cornelis Theuniszen. 

Eva, oudt. 6 








Jan de La Montagnie, Agnietie 

J i II is. 
Borger Joris. Marie Philips, 

Sara Roelofs. 

Bastiaen en Susanne Simons. 
Simon Joosten, Michiel Jans- 
zen Van den Berg. 

Paulus Leendertszen, Equipa- 
giemr, Marten Cregier, 
Susanna du Truex, Stymie 

Egbert Wouterszen, Jan Her- 
pertszen Van Camp, Mary- 
ken Lievens, Stymie Dou- 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Michiel 
Taden, Marietie Lievens, 
Marritie Philips. 

Borger Joriszen, Barent En- 
noos, smit, Engeltie Wou- 

Lubbert Dinclageii. Jean de 
La Montagnie, Capt. luvt. 
Nuton en syn huis vr., Paulus 
Leendertszen. Equipagiemr, 
Corn. Van Tienhoven. Sec- 
retrs. Commissr. Keyser, 
Anneken Bogardus. 

Borger Janszen, Maryken 

Theunis de Metselaer, Rev- 
nier Dominicus, Claes Jans- 
zen, Belitje Cornelis. 

Gerrt. Vastrick, Augustvn 
Harmens. Rachel Vinge, 
Marie Philips. 

Albert Leendertszen. 

Hans Janszen, Susanna Jons, 
Janneken Ruts. 

Arent Reynierszen. Smit, Hen- 
drick Hendrickszen, Soldt., 
Wyntie Aerts, Grietie Har- 

Jan Evertszen Bout. Joost 
Theuniszen, Hendrick Wes- 
tercamp. Femmetje Alberts, 
Grietje Harmens. 

[271.] A° 1648. 

den 19 Jan. Hendrick Willemsz. Geesje. 
Eodem. Claes Hermansz. Harmen. 

den 26 d. Elbert Elbertszen. Elbert. 

den 2 Feb. Goetman Edesman, Jan, oudt. 5 

Adelborst.f Jaren, Han- 

na, 3 Jaren. 

Eodem. Joost Theuniszen Ariaentje. 


den 9 Feb> Rem Janszen. Jan. 

* Ship carpenter. 

Daniel Lisco, Sergt, Elsje 
Nutons, Marritie Jacobs. 

Harmen Snel, Janneken Hen- 

Adriaen Dirckszen, Jacob 
Wolfertszen, Marritie Lie- 
vens, Hester Simons. 

Jan Hoeduway, Jan Dallyn, 
Thomas Hall. Hanna Cor- 
nelis, Solifan Ircoman, Jene 

Cornelis Theuniszen, Marie 
Philips, Susanna Sibouts. 

Michiel Pauluszen, Hendrick 
Willemszen, Backer, Sara 

t Midshipman. 

1 874-] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 16 Feb. 

den 23 diet. 

den 29 Mart 


den 26 April. 

den 10 May. 



den 25 dicto. 

den 1 Jim. 

den 8 dicto. 


den 25 dicto. 

den 4 Jul. 

den 12 dicto. 

den 19 dicto. 

den 26 dicto. 

den 2 Au<r. 


Corn. Volckerszen. Pieter. 

Willem Cay. Abigal. 

Emanuel, Swager f Dominicus. 

Van Angola. 
Pieter Montfoort. 

Pieter Anthony. 
Joris Rapalje. 
Hendrick Bresart. 


Egbert Van Borsum. Hendrick. 
Jacob Wolfertszen. Petronet 
Theunis Nyssen. Elsje. 

Theunis Cray. 

Cors Pieterszen. 

Philip Janszen Ringo. 

Claes de Backer, 
Geertie Nannincks. 
Michiel Miscaer. 

Roelof Corneliszen, 

Gerritje Van Nes. 
Wessel Evertszen. 

Gilles Pieterszen. 








Try n tie. 

Hey man. 

Paulus, gardiaen van 

de negers. 
Jan Janszen Van 

Pieter Corneliszen. Cornelis. 
Theunis de Metse- Dirck. 

Abraham Wiilemszen. Willem. 

den 9 dicto. Gerrit Hendrickszen, Hendrick. 

Marritje Lamberts. 
den 2 Sept. Jan Janszen, Schep- Dirck. 

moes. Sara Pieteio. 


Aert Wiilemszen. Goe'man 
Henry, Schout tot Vlisisin- 

fen,* Evert Van Enibden, 
larie Thomas, Barentje 
Jacob de Key, Anna Reegood 



Neger, Pallas, 

Philip Graer, met syn huys vr., 
Geleyn Corn, met syn huys 

Adriaen Keyser, Jacob Leen- 
dertszen Van der grist, Ma- 
ria Jacobs, Lidia Van dyck. 

Paulus Leendertszen Van der 
grist, Pieter Corneliszen, 
Marritje Joris. 

Joris Wolsie, Jan Daly. Jonas 
Nuyting, Rebecca Wolsie. 

Paulus Leendertszen Van der 
grist, Jacob Hey, Tryntie 

Seth Verbrugge, Johannes 
Verbrugge, Anneken Loock- 
ermans, Hester Simons. 

Barent Bal, Elsje Pieters. 

Jan Snedecker, Schoenmaeck- 
er, Thomas Hall, Jan Van 
Ditmarsen, Lucas Tamboer, 
Pietertje de Ruyterinne, 
Marie Lievens. 

Claes Hording, Jacob Leen- 
dertszen Van der grist, Joris 
Rapalje, RebPcca Hridricks. 

Philip Geerar, Jacob Wolfens- 
zen, Marie Geerar, Hester 

Elbert, Revnier Dominicus, 
Hester Tjercks, Mayken 
Verbeeck. ,^^£^1 

Casper Ste\ -, nmits, Rwj 

Jan Claeszer 

Cornelis, CWWT'XTBfri'eTiszen. 

Arie Dirckszen, Janneken 

Hendrick Van dyck, Fiscael, 

Engeltje Mans, Catalyntie 

Andries Stemmeling. Lucas 

Ver Brugge, van Haerlem, 

Anneken Daniels. 
Andries Lucaszen, Engeltje 

Jans Van Breestede, Elsje 

Hendrick Kip, Tryn Claes. 

Hendrick Janszen Van Naer- 

Jan Wiilemszen Van Amsterd , 
Jan Dirckszen Van Amster- 
dam, Grietie Hermans, Marj ? 

Cornelis Janszen, Hester Ver- 

Hendrick Kip, Lysbeth Pie- 

Sheriff at Flushhu 

+ Brother-in-law of Van Angola. 

92 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 

den 6 dicto. Lambert Huyberts- Geerlje. 

zen Moll, 
den 20 dicto. Cornells Mauritszen Gerrit. 

den 20 dicto. D.Johannes Backerus. Janneken. 

den 25 Oct. Cornelis Claeszen. Apollonia. 


den 1 Nov. 
den 15 diet, 
den 22 diet. 

den 2 Dec. 

den 13 d. 

den 20 diet. 

Jacob Looper. Jacobus. 

Olof Stephenszen Van Johannes. 

Abraham Isacszen Hillegond. 

Simon Jacobszen. Jacob. 

Jan Pieterszen. 


David Provoost. Samuel. 

de Hr. Generael Pe- Nicolaes 

trus Stuyvesant, Ju- Willem. 

dith Bayard. 
Urban us Luyers. Urban us. 

Cornelis Jacobszen Neeltje. 

Hendrick Karstens- Coenradus. 



Pieter Wolfertszen, Aeltje 

Goyert Loockermans, Grietie 
Gerrits, Geertie Jans. 

de Hr. Petrus Stuyvesant, 
Gouvneur Generael, de Hr. 
Lobbrecht Dincklage, Vice 
directeur, Jacob Van Cou- 
wenhooven, Olof Stephens- 
zen Van Courtlt. 

Aert Willemszen, Corn. Cor- 
neliszen Van Houten. Adri- 
aen Claeszen, Wynne Aerts, 
Engeltje Egberts. 

Hendrick Kip, Jannekea Mo- 

Jillis Verbrugge, Jacob Van 
Couwenhooven, Roelof Jans- 
zen. Pieter Loockermans, 
Sj'tie Stephens. 

Jan Vinge, Olof Stephenszen 
\ an Courtlt., Judith Stuyve- 

Evert Evcrtszen Biscop, Har- 
men Douweoszen, Emmetie 
Pieters, Pietertje Nyters. 

Willem Bredenbend, Thomas 
Hall, Jacob Leendertszen, 
Claertje Everts, Femmeje 

Johannes de La Montague, 
Marritie Snvers. 

De E. E. H." H. Bevvintheb- 
bers der West indische Com- 

Evert Duycking, Christina 

Hendrick Janszen, Hester 

Gerrits, Claertje Gerrits. 

Jan Janszen, Claertje Abels. 

A" 1649. 

[ 2 74-] 
den 3 Jan. Michiel Pauluszen. Paulas. 
den 10 diet. Isaac de Foreest. Marie, 

den 17 dicto. Corn. Van Tienhoven, Lucas. 

den 2 Feb. Evert Janszen. Johannes. 

den 21 diet. Abraham Rycke. Marv. 

den 14 Mart. Roelof Janszen de Arnoldus. 


den 28 dicto. Hans Reber. Elsje. 

den 4 Apr. Claes Neutelaer Gerbrant. 

Joris Rapalje en syn huisvr. 

Hendrick Van dyck, Fiscael, 
Adriaen Janszen Van Ilpen- 
dam, Agnietie Montagne, 
Geertie Abrahams. 

Jan Janszen Damen, Adriaen 
Van Tienhoven, Adriaentie 

Philip du Trieux, Mr. Paulus 
\'an der Meeck, Johannes 
Rodenburg, Marie en Sara 
du Trieux. 

Hester Gerrits. 

Marten Jacobszen, Marie Ger- 

Borger Joris, Pietertje Claes, 

Marritje de Ryck. 
Aeltje Cornelis." 

* The Honorable, their Excellencies, the Directors of the West India Company. 

1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 2 May. Paulus Leendertszen. Grietie. 


Ma thy 3. 
Paulus Van derBeeck. Aeltie. 

den 24 diet. Albert Pieterszen 
den 30 dicto. Adam Brouwer. 

den 27 Jun. 

den 4 Jul. 

den 18 diet. 
den 25 diet. 

[ 2 75-J. 

den 25 diet. 

den 8 Aug. 

den 22 dicto. 

den 29 dicto. 

Caesar Albertus. 


Cozyii Gerritszen. 


Steven Janszen. 


Hans Hanszen. 

J oris. 

Pieter Leendertszen. 


Andries Harpertszen 


Evert Duycking. 


Anthony Ferdinan- 


Emanuel Van An 


Andries de Neger. 


Emanuel Neger. 


Anthony Neger. 
Paulus Neger. 
Jacob Leendertszen. 




den 5 Sept. 
den 17 Oct. 

den 24 diet. 


den 31 diet. 
den 14 Nov. 


den 28 diet, 
den 19 Dec. 

den 26 d. 

Pieter Corneliszen. Cornelis. 

Pieter Hartgras. Janneken. 

Jan Janzen KuVper. Jan. 

Michiel Janszen. 

Hendrick Willems- Kniertie. 


Jan Corneliszen. Abraham. 

Emanuel, Neger. 
Adam Moth. 

Dirck Borsen. 

Philip Janszen. 

Jan Janszen, Van St. 

Hendrick Pens. 
Jeuriaen Andrieszen. 

Hendrick Van Die- 









Jacob Leendertszen, Fredrick 
Lubbertszen, Govert Loock- 
ermans, Rebecca Fredricks. 
Christyntie Cappoens. 

Teunis Snaey, feunis Van 
K am pen. 

Matin's, Barentje Molenaers. 

Arie de Ryck, Govert Loock- 
ermans, Jacob Hey, Marriiie 
Jacobs, Anneken Loocker- 

Jan Evertszen Rout, Johan 
Smout, Marie Lievens, Ma- 
rie Cornelis. 

Thomas Hall, Geurt Koerlen, 
Herman Smeeman. Pytie 
Jans, Geertje Koerten. 

Arent Willemszen, Teunis Jo- 
chemszen, Vv'yntie Willems. 

Paulus Leendertszen, Marritie 

Pieter Wolfertszen, Simon 
Joosten, Maria Gerardi. 

Mr. Abraham, Marie Lievens. 

Hendrik Kip, Baertie Kip, 

Styntie Simons, Marie uJH 
ten Bosch. 
Paulus Heymans, Tryntie 

Pieter Sanderyn, Christyn Van 

Jan Van't fort Orangien, Su- 
sanna Negrinne. 
Anthony en Susanna. 

Franciscus Neger. 

Franciscus en Christina. 

Paulus Leendertszen, Olof 
Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Govert Loockermans, Janne- 
ken Gerrits, Marritie Jacobs. 

Hendrick Kip, Govert Loock- 
ermans, Janneken Paulus. 

Joost Hartgras, Sara Roelofs. 

Egbert Wouterszen, Ruth Ja- 

cobszen, Jannetie Jans, Geer- 

tie Andries. 
Thomas Ila.ll. Catalina Beeck- 

mans, Grietie Backers. 
Rem Janszen, Claertje Abels 

Annetje Daniels. 

Cornelis Aertszen, Engel 
Egberts, Engel Borgers. 
Grietie Joosten. 

Anthony en Susanna. 

Thomas Hall, Olof Stephens- 
zen Van Courtlant, El.'-je 

Pieter Stoutcnburg, Marritje 

Govert Loockermans, Mar- 
ritie Jans. 

Hendrick en Tryntie Kip, 
Janneken Molyns. 

Thomas Hall, Teunis Koop- 

Martinus Snyder, Daniel Lis- 

co, Pieter .Abel, Mar-ie Jans 

en Tryntie Roelofs. 
Marten Snyder, D.miel Sergt. 

en Hendr. Backer. Annetje 

Daniels en Marri'.je Pieters. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New\York. [April, 


den 1 Jan. 

den 9 dicto. 

den 30 dicto. 

den 6 Mart. 

A 1650. 


Jan Janszen Schep- 

Rodolf Jonas. 

Borger Joriszen, En- 

geltje Mans. 
Jilles Pieterszen. 
Michiel Martenszen. 



Ritsart, An- 
na, tweel. 

Geen getuj'gen. 

Ritsart Sloef, Ritsart Bruyt- 
nell, Rebecca Vessie, Anna 
Hall, Suysel Breyser. 

Willem Beeckman, Reynart 

Hendrick. Thomas Baxster, Susanna Lies. 

den 13 Mart, 
den 20 dicto. 

Jan de Caper. 
Barent Janszen. 
den 27 dicto. Jsaac de Foreest. 

den 3 Apr. 
den 10 dicto. 

i Eodem. 

den 1 May. 

den 22 dicto. 

den 29 dicto. 
den 5 Jun. 

den 12 dicto. 

den 26 dicto. 
den 17 Jul. 

Cornelis Teuniszen. 
Teunis Nyssen. 
Ruth Jacobszen. 

Abraham Willemszen 

Aechtie Jans. 
Hendrick Janszen. 
Jan Willemszen Ysel- 

Jacob Liiurszen. 
Jochem Kier. 

Albert Albertszen. 
Anthonis Cray. 










Michiel, Do- 



den 24 dicto. 

den 7 Aug. Joris Wolsy 

[ 2 77j- 
den 14 dicto. 

Willem Beeckman. Marie. 
Carel Morgens, He- Thomas. 

lena Appelsack. 
Casper Steymetz. Casparus. 


den 21 dicto. 


den 28 dicto. 
den 11 Sept. 

Thomas Carmuvvel, Johannes, 
Elisabeth. out.3Jaer, 

Maria, 10 
Willem Pieterszen de Pieter. 

Dirck Volckertszen. Ariaentje. 

Hendrik Corsens. Jan. 
Claes Bordino-. Marritie. 

den 18 dicto. Thomas Fredricksz. Adriaen. 

Gerrit Segers, Anna Claes, 

Willemtie Claes. 
Cornelis en Susanna. 

Engel Jans, Laurens Pieters- 
zen, Claes Claeszen. 

Hendrick Van Dyck, Adriaen 
Van Elpendam, Susanna 
Everts, Agnietie de la Mon- 

Grietie Backers. 

Geen getuygen. 

Jan Janszen, Teunis Jacobszen, 
Engel Jans. 

Arie Dirkszen, Pieter Cas- 
parszen, Mary Claes, Janne- 
ken Jans. 

Tryntie Willems. 

Adriaen Van llpendam, Sara 
du Trieux. 

Tobias Teuniszen, Janneken 

Dirck de Noorman, en Chris- 
tyn zyn hu\'s v., Pieter An- 
dneszen, Daniel Seraiant, 
Elisabeth Cregiers, Claertie 

Aert Willemszen en zvn huj's 

Willem Beeckman, Albert 
Swart, Marie Swart, Elisa- 
beth Cregiers. 

Arie Blommart, Anthony Slag- 

Thomas Bacx, Tryntie Ba- 

Preyne Nuyting, Adriaen 
Keyser, Annetje Mats, Grie- 
tie Joris. 

Breyne Nuyting, Sara Van 
Brugge, Susanna Bieser. 

Jan en Johanna Haes, Johan- 
nes en Susanna Breser. 

Aert Willemszen, en syn huys 

vr., Hendrick Jacobszen en 

syn huys vr. 
Jan Vinge, Claes Corszen, 

Lysbeth Cregiers, Aefj'e Van 

'J ienhoven. 
Herck Sibrts en syn huys vr. 

Pieter Wolfertszen, Pieter Ja- 
cobszen Marius, Hester bi- 

Andries Jochemszen, Hille- 
gond Megapolensis. 

1S74.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 





Johan de La Mon 

• Gillis. 

den 25 dicto. 
den 9 Octob. 


Jan Martyn. 
Barent Jacobszen. 



Gerrt. Hendrickszen 

. Grietie. 

den 16 diet. 

Jacob "Walings. 
Pieter Ebel. 


den 23 dicto. 

Claes Martenszen. 



Gysbert op dyck. 


den 30 dicto. 

Jacob Loper. 



Evert Duycking. 


den 6 Nov. 

Joris Homes. 


den 13 dicto. Hendrick Jacobsz. Jacob, 
den 27 dicto. Paulus Vander Beeck. Paulus. 


Hendrick Cornelisz. 



Evert Janszen. 
Pieter Claeszen. 


den 4 dec. 

Jan Aertszen. 


den 11 dicto. 
den 18 dicto. 

Michiel Pauluszen 

Van der voort. 
Michiel Tades. 


den 25 dicto. 

Jan Janszen Van 

Jochem Beeckman. 




OlofStephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Grietie ten Waert. 

Jacob Loper, Beartie Kips. 

Jan Helmszen, Cornelisje 

Lambert Huybertszen, Hen- 
drick Pieterszen, Lysbelh 
Dirckszen, Marie Lievens. 

Geen getuygen. 

Daniel Lisco, Gerrit Wolle- 

wever. Femmetie Joostens, 

Jannetje Jans. 
Herman Smetman, Heckje en 

Marten Cregier, Christina Ca- 

Jochem Pieterszen, Janneken 

Molyns, Marriije Jacobs. 
Claes Claeszen, Jacob Kip, 

Tryntie Lubb rts. 
Hendrick Breser, Casper de 

Sergiant, Barbara Jans, Su- 
sanna Breser. 
Hendrick Van dyck, Fiscael, 

Jacob Stoffelszen, Tjsje 

Gerarts, Sara Pieters. 
Lubbert Dincklagen, Jan 

Evertszen Bout, Sara Philips, 

Hester Jans. 
Thomas Maston, Marritie 

Adels, Marritie Brester. 
Susanna Philips. 

Albert Wantenaer en zyn huys 
vr., Aeltje Cornells. 

Jan Janszen Tubbing, Wyntie 

en Lyntie. 
Adriaen Dirckszen, Hendrick 

Pieterszen, Grietie Gertits, 

Hester Jans. 
Jeuriaen Blanck, Tryntie Claes. 

Annetie Reus. 
Adriaen Pieterszen, Lucas 

AnJneszen, Tryntie Jaus. 

Marten Cregier, Albert de 
Coning, Anneken StoiFels. 

A" 1651. 

den 1 Jan. 

Nicolaes Verleth. 



Joris Rapalje. 


den 8 dicto. 

Emanuel Van Ango- 
la, Neger. 



Pieter d' Anthony. 


den 15 dicto. 

Adriaen Vincent. 


den 5 Febr. 

Andries Claeszen, Ag- 
nietie Anthonis. 


den 12 dicto. 

Hendrick Pieterszen, 
Geertie Everts. 


den 26 dicto. 

Abraham Planck, 


Abraham Verleth, Francois 
Heyblom, Judith Verleth. 

Lodowyck Corneliszen, Su- 
sanna Lievens. 

Augustyn Havaen, Maria de 

Hermanus Hertog, Lydia Van 

Jacquis Thyssen, Jan Gerards, 

Hester Simons. 
Jsac de Foreest. 

Joris Dirckszen, Stymie Pie- 

Jan Vinge, Marten Cregier, 
Jimmetie Gosens. 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [April, 


den 5 Mart. 



den 26 dicto. 
den 2 April. 
den 9 dicto. 

[ 2 79-] 


den 16 dicto. 
den 23 dicto. 

den 30 diet. 


den 7 May. 
den 20 dicto. 
den 28 dicto. 

den 4 Jim. 

den 18 Ju'y. 

den 2^ d. 


Jacob Leendertszen. 

Tobias Teuniszen. 
Cors. Pieterszen. 

Herman Hermanszen. 

Adam Brouwer. 

David Provoost. 
Caesar Albertus. 
Pieter Laurens. 
Lubbert Gerritszen. 






Rendel Guet. Tjarels. 

Wessel Evertszen. Laurens. 
Jan Hermanszen, Fytie. 

Mr. Hans Kierstede. Anna. 
Theunis Joriszen. Beelitje. 

Paulus Leendertsz. Gerrit. 

Roelof Corneliszen. Cornell's. 
Hendrick Hendricksz. Catharina. 
Anthony Matthyszen Abraham, 

Van de Caep, Ne- Jsaacq. 

Olof Stephenszen Fytie. 

Van Courtlandt. 
Jacob Hey. Maria. 

Cornelis Janszen. Wyntie. 

den 9 Jul. 


Wouter Wael. Rutgert out 

4 jaer, 
Maria out 
r jaer. 
Abraham Rycke. Jan. 

Cornelis Claeszen, Cornelis. 

Switsart, Ariaentie 

Nicolaes Stillewel, Thomas. 

Francois Wicks. 

Pieter Simonszen. 




Frederick Lubbertszen en i-vn 

huys vr., Horger Joiiszen, 

Engeltje Mans. 
Jan Teuniszen Trj'ntie Van 

der Burg. 
Fredrick Lubbertszen en syn 

huys vr., Jochem Pieterszen. 

Pieter Anthony. 
Daniel Lisco, Casper Steman. 

Clara Ebel, Hillegond Mega- 

Willem Beeckman, Johannes 

Marcus, Maria in 't houte 

paerdt,* Lysbeth Cregiers. 
Rachel Van Tienhoven. 

Willem Corneliszen, Judith 

Lodovyt Corneliszen, Egbert 

Wouterszen, Annetie Claes. 
Capt. Nuyting, Marritie en 


Thomas Mesen. Hendrick 
Breser. Elling Morgens. 

Jan Teuniszen, Grietie Hen- 

Dirck Volckertszen, Ariaentje 
Damens, Rachel Van Tien- 

Elsje Tymens. 

Theunis Craey, Nouwen Jans- 
zen, Tryn Van Campen, An- 
netie Smits. 

Pieter Wolfertszen, E'bert 
Elbertszen, Judith Stuyve- 
sants, Janneken Sabins. 

Joris Jacobszen, Tryntie Claes. 

Catharina Grevenraets. 

Simon Cesilien, Lysbeth Fran- 

Marritie Loockermans. 

Paulus Leendertszen, Mara 

Albert Corn. Wantenaer, 

Tryntie Hadders, Carstian 

Joris Joels, Jean Mat, Enencm 

Bennem, Elin Morgen.-,{ 

Jochem Jochemszen, Tryntie 

Tobias Teuniszen, Leendert 
Arentszen, Jillis Janszen, 
Corn. Croesen met sj'n huys 

Thomas Hall, Marritie Geer- 
ards, Susanna Bresert. 

Ennem Bennem, Thomas Bax- 
ster, en syn huys vr., Annetie 

Nicolaes Stillewil, Willem 
Mosgro, MargarietAppelgat. 

* Maria in the wooden horse. 

i8 74 . 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 30 dicto. 

den 13 Aug. 

den 20 dicto. 


den 27 dicto. 


den 3 Sept. 

den 10 dicto. 

den 17 dicto. 
den 1 Octob. 


den S Octob. 

den 15 dicto. 

den 5 Nov. 

den 12 dicto. 
den 26 dicto. 
den 3 Dec. 


den 10 dicto. 

Albert de Bruyn, Annetje. 

Emanuel van Angolo, Willem. 

Albert Albertszen. Albert. 
Coenraet ten Eyck. Margariet. 
Pieter Stoutenburg. Engeltje. 

Laurens Kornen, Thys, Uirck, 

Schippr. 2 kinder. 

Capt. Eyn. Judith. 

Jan Janszen Van St. Johannes. 

Andries Harpertszen. Johannes. 

Andries Willemszen Tryntie. 

Evert Pels. Clara. 

Roelof Corneliszen. Cornelis. 
Egbert Van Borsum. Tymon. 
Michiel Janszen, Fy- Hartman. 

tje Hartmans. 
Cornelis Aertszen. Lysbeth. 

Jan Franszen. Maria. 

Thomas Janszen. 
Alexander Fenix. 

Hans Hanszen. 
Adam Mol. 
Jan Peeck. 

Claes Corneliszen. 
Claes Bording. 



Aria en. 


Lucas Elbertszen. Elbert. 
Simon Joosten. Joost. 

Hendrick Janszen Jan. 

Van Uytrecht. 
Willem Pieterszen. Marritie. 


Evert Janszen, 1 Susanna du 

Pieter Tamboer, Belitje Pie- 

Wolfert Gerritszen van Cou- ' 
wenhoven, Grietie Van Nes. 

Andries Ten Eyck, Janneken 

Rachel Van Tienhoven. 

Claes Thyssen, Schippr., Jeu- 
riaen en Engeltje Mans. 

De Potter, Samuel Mojer, Ju- 
dith Stuyvesants, Lysbeth 

Jsaac, Tyryntie Kip. 

Jan Aertszen. 
Abraham Clock. 


Andries Lucaszen, Pieter Corn. 
Van der Veen, Anneken Bo- 
gardus, Geertruydt Jans. 

Jan Van de Bildt. Wyntie El- 
berts, Arentje Gerrits. 

Geen getuj'gen. 

Joris Jacobszen, Tryntie Claes. 

Judith Verleth, Elsje Tymons. 

Thomas Hall, Lysbeth Thys- 

Willem Beeckman enzyn huys 
vr., Jacob Claeszen. 

Daniel Lisko, Andries Har- 
pertszen, Thomas Samlam, 
Marritie Cornelis, Geer- 
truydt Andries. 

Hendrick Kip met syn huys 
vr., Evert Duycking met syn 
huys vr. 

Govert Loockermans, Olof 
Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Sander Leendertszen, Wil- 
lem Teller. 

Pieter Corneliszen, Judith Jo- 
ris, Annetje Laurens. 

Brian Nuyting, Carel Ver- 
brugge, Rebecca Cornel. 

Jsaac de Foreest, Aert Wil- 
lemszen, Rebecca du Trieux, 
Wyntie Aerts. 

Joris Jacobszen, Adriaentie 

Pieter Wolfettszen, Pieter Ja- 
cobszen marius, Hester Si- 

Jan Schoenmaecker en syn 
huys vr. 

Christina Planters. 

Brian en Elje Nuyting. 

Hendrick Jacobszen, en syn 
buys vr., Aert Willemszen en 
zyn huys vr. 

Keppe Sebage, Wyntie El- 

Samuel Janszen, Maximiliaen 

Van Geel, Hilligond Jans. 

9 8 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Chtirch in New York*. [April, 

den 24 clicto. Ritzard Willemszen. Augustyn. 

Eodem. Gerrit Hendrickszen. Grietie. 

Eodem. Hendrick Van Die- Warnar. 



Augustyn Hermans, Thomas 
Hall, Susanna Breser, Brit- 
ser Baxster. 

Lambert Huybertszen, Hen- 
drick Pieterszen, Lysbeth 
de Potter. 

Capt. Fyn, Paulus Schrick, 
Lysbeth Cregier. 

A 1652. 

den 21 Jan. 
den 2 Febr. 

den 4 dicto. 

den 11 dicto. 

den 25 dicto. 

den selfde. 

den 3 Mart. 

den 17 dicto. 
den 31 dicto. 

den 21 Apr. 

den 5 May. 

den 12 dicto. 


den 19 dicto. 

Gillis Pieterszen. 
Is gedoopt. 

Herck Sybenszen. 

Claes Martenszen 
Van Rosenvelt. 
Jan Dirckszen. 

Jan Corneliszen. 

Willem Beeckman. 


Joost Gou- 






Borger Joriszen, En- Hermanus. 

geltje Mans. 
Govert Loockermans. Jacob. 

Caesar Albertus, 'Ju- Willem. 

dith Meynje. 
Joris Som. Jan. 

Wolfert Janszen. Jan. 

Claes Hendrickszen. Hendrick. 

Jacob Janszen. Albert. 

Barent Janszen, Chris- Engeltje. 

tyntie Claes. 
Evert Duycking,Hen- Symentje. 

drickje Simons. 
Cozyn Gerritszen. Elsje. 

den 20 dicto. Jan Leeck. 


Eodem. Joris Jacobszen. Jacob, 

den 16 Jun. Hendrick Willemszen. Grietie. 
den 23 dicto. Jan Janszen Schep- Tryntie. 


Borger Joriszen, Catalyntie 
Hendricks, Bregitta Blercks. 

op de Voorbereydinge des 
avont maels.* 

Lambert Huybertszen, Jacob 
Teuniszen, Jan Janszen, 
Beelitje Jacobs. 

Thomas Hall. Lysbeth Dircks, 
Aefje Van Tienhoven. 

Hendrick Hendrickszen, Jsaac 
Grevenraedt, Christina An- 
dries, Grietie Jans. 

Claes Van Elslandt de Jonge, 
Christina Capoens, Lysbeth 

Gerard Beeckman, Arent Van 
Curlaer, Johannes Neevius, 
Anna en Geertruyd, Bon- 

Jacob Leendertszen, Corn. 
Janszen Clopper, Rebecca 
Fredericks, Elsje Hendricks. 

Jacob Van Couwenhoven, 
Pieter Prins, Annetje Loock- 

Samuel Mynje, Jan Cornelis- 
zen, Judith Joriszen, Magda- 
leen Brye. 

Jacob Van Curlaer, Maria 
Geerards, Maria Thuyt. 

Ruth Jacobszen, Jan Thomas- 
zen, Engeltje Jans. 

Andries Jochemszen, Jan Cor- 
neliszen, Selitje Fredricks, 
Barentje Hendricks. 

Geen getuygen. 

Harmen Douwenszen, Lys- 
beth Cregiers, Tryn Had- 

Thomas Janszen, Marritje Si- 
mons, J annetje Claes. 

Nicolaes Verleth. Hendrick 
Janszen, Lyntie Jochems, 
Helitje Cornelis. 

Albert Albertszen, Jan Hut- 
jesse, Susanna Bresers, En- 
geltje Mans. 

Jacob Pieterszen, Metje Har- 

Lodovyck de Jonge, Hester 
Ter Neuf. 

Hendrick Janszen, Belitje Ja- 

* At the preparatory lecture to the Lord's Supper. 

1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 99 

Jacob Janszen. Reyer. 

Cornells Jacobszen. Janneken. 
Andries Pieterszen de Pieter. 

Harmen Sebastiaens- Tjerck. 

Hans Hendrickszen. Hendrick. 
Abraham de La Maria. 

den 21 dicto. Pieter Montfoort. Pieter. 

den 30 diet. 

den 7 Jul. 


den 15 diet. 

Eodem. Jan Claeszen. Claes. 

Eodem. Theunis Corneliszen. Cornelis. 

Dirck Nes, Lysbeth Cornelis. 

Christiaen Aethomszen, Tryn- 

tie Willems. 
Jacob Woliertszen, Maria 


Willem Frederickszen, Jan 
Ver Beeck, Geertru> ; dt Nan- 

Annetje en Grietie Jans. 

Johannes de Pe>'ster, Cornelia 
Van Baren. 

Enoch de Clerck, Philip le 
Graet, Sara Rapalje, Heyltie 

Jan Pieterszen, Tryntie Pie- 

Willem Beeckrnan. Michiel 
Janszen, Maria Duycking, 
Maria Ruwarts. 



den 28 dicto. 

den 10 Aus;. 

Jeuriaen Blanck. 

Lambert Van Valck- 

Jsaac de Foreest. 

Francois Guion. 

Lodovyck Cornelis. 

Hendrick Hendricks- 

Hans Steyn. 

den 17 diet. Thomas Baxster. 




den 21 dicto. Jan Hardt. Willem. 

den 1 Sept. Augustyn Hermans, Ephraim 

Janneken Verleth. Georgius. 

den 12 diet. Pieter Casparszen. Marritien. 
den 15 diet. Adiiaen Huybertszen. Huybert. 

Eodem. Hermen Hanszen. Pieter. 

den 22 dicto. Dirck Sichem. Jan. 

Eodem. Christiaen Claeszen. Maria. 

Eodem. Theovenius Esdras. Judith. 

Eodem. Francois Fyn. Elisabeth. 

den 6 Oct. Dirck Claeszen. Marritje. 

den 13 diet. Joris "Wolsy, Rebecca. Joris. 

Marten Cregier, Lj'sbeth Cre- 

Jochem Beeckrnan, Tryntie 

Van Campen. 

Jan de La Montagne, Jan 

Peeck, Susanna du Trieux. 
Francois Trisonne, Magdaleen 

Nicolaes Verleth, Herman 

Hertog, Marie Geerards. 
Kempen Barentszen, Aeltie 


Johannes Krieckenbeeck, Adri- 
aen de Wael, Mayken Le 

Carel Verbrugge. Govert 
Loockermans, Elsje Nuy- 
tings, Elsje Hendricks. 

Geen getuygen. 

Casper Verleth, Corn. Van 
Werckhoven, Jochem Pie- 
terszen, Georgius Hack, Ju- 
dick Verleth, Maria Verleth. 

Adriaen Dirckszen, Marritie 
Lievens, Lysbeth Cregiers. 

Francois Paket, Laurens Ja- 
cobszen, Grietie Jans, Ba- 
rentje Jacobs. 

Claes Druyten, Barent Mee- 
sen, Tryntie Coopmans. 

Jan Barentszen, Wyntie 

Marritje Alberts. 

Cornelis Janszen, Engeltje 

Mans, Maria Joris 
David de Potter, Juflfr. Genis. 

Egbert Wouterszen, Juflfr. 

Verdonck, Tryiitae Simons. 
Carel Verbrugge en syn huys 

vr., Hendrick, en Elsje Nu- 




Leendert Philipszen. Annetie. 
Jan Martyn, Annetje Noel. 

Gerrit Bicker, Grietje Jans, 

Agniet Caspers. 
Engel Wouters, Anthony Gy- 

ron, Noel Bj'son. 

IOO Records of the First Presbyterian Church. [April, 


(Continued from page 37.) 

thomas Johnston son of Robart Johnston and of rnary his wife was Born 
march the 9 d and Baptized the 22d of the same month, 1761. 

Pheby wylley Daughtar of John Wylley and Cathren his wife was Born 
march 23 d and Baptized the 29 of the same month, 1761. 

Arthur Faries, son of Robart lurries and of Esther his wife was Born 
march i6 d and Baptized April 12 1761. 

Thomas Beaker Clexton son of Alixander Clexton and of Ishabella his 
wife was Born march 29 d and Baptized april the 14, 1761. 

henry weaver son of william weaver and of Jane his wife was Born 15 
of april and Baptized May 3th, 1761. 

Mary Cordelia Daughtar of Waltar Lutwidge and of mary his wife was 
Born March 31* and Baptized May the 6 ,1761. 

William Bennet son of william Bennet and of Leah his wife was Born 
May 23 d and Baptized June the 7 d 1761. 

Magdlan Daughtar of James tuoal and of mary his wife was Born may 
26th and Baptized June the 7 d 1761. 

Cathrien wright Daughtar of Jonas wright and of Sarah his wife was 
Born June i th and Baptized the 7 th of the same month, 1761. 

Rachel Daughtar of Daniel Cartar and of mary his wife was Born may 
the n d and Baptized June the 14 1761. 

Benjaman Sandarson son of Petar Sandarson and of mary his wife was 
Born June 14 and Baptized 28 of the same month, 1761. 

Elizabeth Daughtar of Peter van Brugh Livingston and mary alexandar 
his wife was Born the 20th of June and Baptized 28 d of the same month, 

John Lawarence son of Jonathan Laivrence and of mary his wife was 
Born June 29 and Baptized July 5 d 1761. 

Jacob Morton son of John morion and of Sopiaha his wife was Born 
June 8 d and Baptized July 12 th , 1761. 

Mary Daughtar of thomas grant and of Cathren his wife was Born July 
6 d and Baptized 19 of the same month, 1761. 

John thompson son of John and mary ihompson was Born June 29th and 
Baptized Juiy 19 1761. 

Samuel Berien son of Nickles Berien and of Elisabeth his wife was 
Born June 2i [ h and Baptized July 26 1761. 

Elizabeth Daughtar of Solomon Shearwood and of Elizabeth his wife 
was Born July i6 d and Baptized August io d 1761. 

Elonar young Daughtar of Josaph young and of Elonar his wife was 
Born august 4 d and Baptized the 23 d of the same month, 1761. 

James Kelley son of William Kelley and of Elisabeth his wife was Born 
July the i th and Baptized the 12* of the same month, 1761. 

Catharine vanosdall Daughtar of John vanosdall and of Catharine his 
wife was Born august 13 and Baptized the 23 of the same month, 1761. 

Elisabeth Ogden Daughtar of Nathanael Ogdcn and of Sarah his wife 
was Born august 5 d and Baptized the 3o d of the same month, 1761. 

Cathrine Stwart Daughtar of James Shvart and of Tuntia his wife was 
Born august the i9 d and Baptized august the 30, 1761. 

1874.] Records of the First Presbyterian Church. 10 1 

Ann Floyd Daughter of John floyd and of Elonar his wife Septembar 
the id and Baptized the 6 of the same month, 1761. 

Catharine English Daughter of thomas English and of niary his wife 
was Born august 8 d and Baptized the iS d of the same month, 1761. 

Mary Daughtar of Arthar mc/teil and of Barbary his wife was Born 
August 25a and Baptized September the 13 d , 1761. 

John Lassher son of Fredrick Lassher and of Jane his wife was Born 
September 24 d and Baptized the 4 d of Octobar, 1761. 

William Langhad son of James Langhad and of Sarah his wife was 
Bom August the Q d and Baptized Octobar i8 d , 1761. 

Rachel Ent Daughtar of John Ent and of ann his wife was Born Oc- 
tobar 7 d and Baptized the i8 d of the same month, 1761. 

Mary Daughtar of Peter Livingston and of margrat his wife was Born 
October i 9 d and Baptized the 25a of the same month, 1761. 

Mary hyer Daughtar of garrat Hyer and of mary his wife was Born 
novembar the 2 d and Baptized the 15 of the same month, 1761. 

Jane hendrie Daughtar of James Hendrie and of Jane his wife was 
Born Octobar the 3o d and Baptised Nouember the i5 d , 1761. 

Robart wacker Son of thomas wacker and of mary his wife was Born 
novem r the i d and Baptized the i5 d of the same month, 1761. 

Nathanael Cowdrey son of John Cowdrey and of Sarah his wife was 
Born novembar the n d and Baptized the i5 d of the same month, 1761. 

Mary Daughtar of vincent Cartar and of mary his wife was Born 
nvembar the 26 d and Baptized the 2o d of the same month, 1761. 

Elizabeth Ransha Daughtar of John Ransha and of marth his wife was 
Born novembar 26 d and Baptized the 6 of Decembar, 1761. 

Jonas wright son of Petar wright and of margrat his wife was Born 
Decemb the i d and Baptized the io d of the same month, 1761. 

Petar Dean son of Allexandar Dean and of Elizabeth his wife was 
Decemb r 13 and Baptized 27 d of the same month, 1761. 

Margaret Susanna Daughtar of william Smith Esq. and of Janet his 
wife was Born Octobar the 2i d and Baptized Novembar the i d , 1761. 

James armestrong Son of James armstrong and of Cathren his wite was 
Born Decembar the 23 d and Baptized Januay 3 d , 1762. 

Margret Harbart Daughtar of Richard Harbari and of Cornelia his 
wife was Born Januay 9 d and Baptized the 17 of the same month, 1762. 

Cathren Daughtar of David Brown and of Cathren his wife was Born 
Januay the i8 d and Baptized i7 d of the same month 1762. 

Denis gilmore son of Chads gilmore and of Rachel his wife was Born 
Septembar the 4 d and Baptized the i6 d of nouembar following 1761. 

Richard Leaycraft son of Robert Leycraft and of Sarah his wife was 
Born Januay i 2 d and Baptized the 24 d of the same month 1762. 

Ann Haddon Daughtar of Stephen Dwight and of martha his wife was 
Born Decembar 3o d 1761 and Baptized Januay the i7 d 1762. 

Sarah Runshaw Daughtar of Edward Runshaw and of Rachel his wife 
was Born march 28 and Baptized april the 18 1762. 

Elixabath Towt Daughtar of Robart Towt and of mary his wife was 
Born april 3o d and Baptized May 30 1762. 

Samuel Dunlap son of John Dunlap and of margrat his wife was Born 
may the 7 d and Baptized June the 7 th , 1762. 

John Taylor son of John Taylor and of mary his wife was Born June 
the 20 and Baptized the 27 of the same month, 1762. 

102 Society of Friends. [April, 

John young Noel son of Garrat Noel and of Experience Young his 
wife was Born June i8 d and Baptized July i8 d 1762. 

John Lawrance Son of vvilliam Livengston and of Susannah his wife was 
Born July the 15 and Baptized the 25 of the same month 1762. 

Sarrah Liscomb Daughtar of thomas Liscumb and of Elizabeth his 
wife was Born July 28 and Baptized august 15, 1762. 

John Slingesby Son of John Slingesby and of hannah his wife was Born 
July 22 and Baptized august 15, 1762. 

androvv Colly son of Josaph Colly and of Sarah his wife was Born 
august 14 and Baptized the 22 of the same month 1762. 

Daniel Berrien Son of John Berrien and of Elinor his wife was Born 
august 20 and Baptized the 22 of the same month, 1762. 

Thomas gallaudet Son of thomas Gallaudet and of Catherine his wife 
was Born August 26 and Baptized august 29 1762. 

Catrhian Ryker Daughtar of Abrham Ryker and of Sarah his wife was 
Born August 2o d and Baptized Septembar the 5 d , 1762. 

Phebey Cowley Daughtar of william Cowley and of Rebacah his wife 
was Born august 25 and Baptized Septembar 5, 1762. 

Margrat magnes Daughtar of garrat magnes and of mary his wife was 
Born august 2 2 d and Baptized Septembar 12, 1762. 

Mary Van geldar Daughtar of Abrham Van geldar and of Ann his wife 
was Born Septembar 5 and Baptized the 12 of the same month 1762. 

Jane Dalzell Daughtar of James Dalzell and of mary his wife was Born 
September 4 d and Baptized the 19th of the same month, 1762. 

Mary Daughtar of william henarey and of Rachel His wife was Septem- 
bar 15* and Baptized the a6 d of the same month, 1762. 

Jane Bonnet Daughtar of Daniel Bonnet and of Elizabeth his wife was 
Born Septembar 15 and Baptized the 26 of the same month 1762. 

Nickles anderes son of Richard anderes and of margaret his wife was 
August the 2od and Baptized octobar the 3 d , 1762. 



TO 1800. 

Communicated by Abraham S. Underhill, Esq., of New York. 

(Continued from page 41.) 

William Webster of New Town born 15th of 10 mo., 1757. 

Susanna his wife born 5 of 4 mo., I 7^5- 
their children : 

Elizabeth born 14th of 10 mo., 1782. 

Ann born 14 of 5 mo., 1788. 

Mary born 11 of 4 mo., I 79°- 

Sarah born 1st of 5 mo., 1793. 

The children of James & Caroline Bowne of Flushing : 
Elizabeth born io'h of 3 mo., J 77 2 - 

John R. born 27 of 5 mo., 1 7 74. 

j 3 7 4 . J Society of Friends. I O 3 

Mary R. born 18 of 9 mo., I 77 6 - 

Caroline born 25 of 3 mo., r 779- 

Anne Bowne wife of John Bowne of Flushing born 3d of 6 

mo., 176°' 
children of John & Anne Bowne: 

Mary born 7th of 1 mo., i7 8 4- 

Anne born 5 of 9 mo., J 7^5- 

Elizabeth born 30 of 8 mo., i7 8 7- 

Catharine, born 20 of 9 mo., *7 8 9- 

Willett Bowne of Flushing born 8* of 6 mo., 1745. 

Hannah his wife born 26 of 3 mo.', I 755- 

their children : 

William son of Willet Bowne & Deborah his first wife, born 15th 

of 3 ma, I77 1 - 

Philip son of Willet & Hannah Bowne born 5 of 8 mo., 1785. 

James born 26 of 10 mo., r 7 8 7- 

Samuel born 1 of 1 mo., I 7 8 9- 

John Willet born 17 of 10 mo., i79°- 

Hannah born 23 of 7 mo., 1792. 

Benj n born 9 of 2 mo., I 794- 

Scott born 30 of 9 mo.. 1796. 

John Doughty of Flushing born 12 of 8 mo., 1724., 

Charles Doughty son of Benjamin of Flushing born 30 of 

12 mo., I 74 r « 

Sarah his wife born 26 of 10 mo., I 73 8 - 
their children : 

Margaret born 16 of 3 mo., *77 2 - 

Mary born 16 of 9 mo., I 773* 

Benjamin born 6 of 3 mo., I 775« 

Charles born 24 of 7 mo., I 777- 

Sarah born 22 of 10 mo., 1780 

Deborah Cornell of Flushing born 26 of 8 mo., 1736. 

Adonijah Cock of Flushing born is* of 4 mo., *77 6 - 

Benjamin Doughty son of Benjamin of Flushing born 10* of 

11 mo., I 744- 

William Doughty son of Benjamin of Flushing born 17 of 

11 mo., I 75S- 

Mary his wife born 22 of 8 mo, T 757- 

their children : 

Benjamin born 28 of 12 mo., x 7 8 5- 

Esther born 6 of 4 mo., I 7 8 9 > 

George Masters born 6 of 5 mo., *793- 

104 Society of Friends. [April, 

Sons of Samuel Doughty of Flushing: 

William born 12 of i mo., *■*]*$' 

Charles born 1 of 12 mo., 1760. 

Sarah Fowler daughter of Jno. Farrington of Flushing born 22 

of 1 mo., 1724. 

Mary daughter of Jno. Farrington born 12 of 12 mo., 1 763. 

Mary Farrington wife of Walter Farrington of Flushing 

born 29 of n mo., I 7 5-- 
Sarah daughter of Walter &: Mary Farrington born 20 of 10 

mo., I 79°- 

Anne born Deceased the 22^ of 5 mo., I 79 I « 

Anne born 25* of 12 mo., J 793- 

Hannah Field of Flushing born 6 of 10 mo., 172J 

Elizabeth Field of Flushing born 7 of 10 mo., I 75°' 

Amy Hedger of Flushing born 20 of 3 mo., 1725. Deceased 

3 d of 7 mo., I 79 2 - 

Charles Hicks of Flushing born 17th of 12 mo., 1746. 

Samuel Jones of Flushing born 9 of 3 mo., 1 765. 

Sener Lyon of Flushing born 21 of 2 mo., J 75 2 - 

Phebe Lawrence wife of Joseph Lawrence of Flushing born 14 

of 9 mo., 1740- 

Thomas Pearsall of Flushing born 2 of S mo., J 7 2 5- 

Ann his wife born 31 of 6 mo., 1733. 
children of Thomas Pearsall : 

Sarah born 18 of 8 mo., 1746. 

Samuel born 5 of 2 mo., 1764. 

Jacob born 15 of 2 mo., 1767. 

Edmund born 29 of 4 mo., 1768. 

Mary born 29 of 5 mo., J 77°- 

Esther born 18 of 3 mo., I 77 2 - 

Robert born 16 of 10 mo., 1776. 

Margaret Pearsall wife of Sam'- Pearsall of Flushing born 8 

of 3 mo., 1767. 

children of Samuel & Margaret Pearsall t 
Mary H. born 15 of 1 mo., I 79°- 

Ann born 29 of 8 mo., 1791. 

1 874O Society of Friends. 105 

Ezekiel Parce of Flushing born 17 of 2 ino., 1752. 

Mary his wife born 18 of 1 mo., 1746. 

John Powel of Flushing born 27 of 10 mo., i74°- 

Ann Prince of Flushing born 15 of 12 mo., 1734- 

Mary Robbins of Flushing born 15 of 5 mo., 1773. 

Mary Seaman of Flushing born 6 of 2 mo. 1737. Deceased 4 
of 12 mo. 1792. 

John Titus of Flushing born 13 of 2 mo., 1758. 

Phebe his wife born 28 of 7 mo., 1761. 

children of Jno. Titus : 

Anne born 8 of 9 mo., 1785. 

Thomas born 12 of 10 mo., 1788. 

Phebe born 5 of 2 mo., 1795. 

Isaac Underhill of Flushing born 21 of 5 mo., 1 73 2 - 

Mary his wife born 5 of 9 mo., I 73°- 

David Underhill of Flushing born 2 of 2 mo., *743- 

Elizabeth his wife born 5 of 2 mo., *747- 

their children : 

William born 9 of n mo., *774- 

Elizabeth born 2 of 5 mo., 1784. 

Merrium born 8 of 4 mo., 1786. 

Edmund Underhill of Flushing born 1 of 2 mo., 1754- 

Samuel Underhill of Flushing born 26 of 7 mo., 1740. 

Anna his wife born 15 of 10 mo., 1 748. 
their children : 

Richard born 18 of 9 mo., J 77 2 - 

Hannah born 24 of 2 mo., I 775- 

Robert born 12 of 2 mo., 1778. 

Mary born n of 5 mo., 1780. 

Joseph born 9 of 3 mo., 1 7^>3- 

Anna born 13 of 5 mo., 1785. 

Thomas Willitts of Flushing born 4 of r mo., J 738- 

Leah his wife born 22 of 3 mo., 1744- 
their children : 

Mary born 22 of 6 mo., 1768. 

Phebe born 1 of 2 mo., I 77°- 

Rachel born 1 of 4 mo., 1773. 

Rebecca born 1 of 2 mo., 1 776. 

Joseph born 1 of 2 mo., • 1778. 

Sarah born 5 of 9 mo., 1782. 

Zebulon born 15 of 5 mo., 1786. 

1 06 Society of Friends. [x\pril 

The children of Robert & Elizabeth Bowne born ; 

Mary Bowne g mo. 7 th , 1 774. 

Robert H. Bowne 10 mo. 27th, 1776. 

John L. Bowne 2 mo. nth, 1779- 

Sarah Bowne 9 mo. 7*, 1781. 

Hannah Bowne 8 mo. 14th, 1784. 

Elizabeth Bowne 10 mo. 4 th, 1789. 

Jane P. Bowne 1 mo. 31st, J 79 2 - 

William W. Fox son of George &: Lydia 1st wife born 9 mo. 

26th, I7 s 3 . 

The children of George & Esther Fox 2d wife born : 

Deborah Fox 8 mo. 24th, 1789. 

Elizabeth Fox 5 mo. 25th, J 79 2 - 

The children of Thomas & Hannah Eddy, born : 

John Eddy 3 mo. 14th, 1783. 

Hannah Eddy 8 mo. ii^, 1784. 

Ann Eddy 11 mo. 25th, 1785. 

Thomas Eddy 2 mo. 25 th , x 79-- 

The children of Joseph & Phebe Hull born : 

James Hull 3 mo. 15^, 1 774. 

Joseph Hull 8 mo. 4*, 1776. 

Wager Hull 3 mo. 19*, 1 779. 

Phebe Hull 5 mo. 11*, . 17S1. 

The children of Joseph & Catharine Hopkins born : 
Sarah Hopkins 12 mo. 31st, I 79 I - 

The children of Israel & Naomia Hallett born : 
James Hallett 5 mo. 28th, 1772. 

Abraham Hallett 10 mo. 2^, 1774. 

The children of Daniel & Naomia Dunbar born : 

Rebecca Dunbar 11 mo. 27th, 1780. 

Mary Dunbar, 6 mo. 7 th , 1782. 

Beulah Dunbar 10 mo. 15*, 1 7S5. 

Annabella Burnett daughter of Henry & Mary Burnett was born 

6th mo. 6 [ h, 1784. 

Jane born 17th of 7 mo., J 794- 

The children of W m - & Anna Johnston born ; 

Edward Johnston 6 mo. 19 th , x 789. 

Phebe Johnston 12 mo 2ist } i79°- 

Sarah Johnston 7 mo. 11 th , I 79 2 - 

j8 7 4.] Notes on Books. 107 

The children of Andrew & Deborah Underhill born : 

Samuel Underhill 9 mo. 11* x 775* 

Ann Underhill n mo. 3 d , 1780. 

Elizabeth Underhill, 1 mo. 27th, i7 8 3- 

James Underhill 5 mo. 16 th , I 7^7- 

John Franklin son of Sam'-& Esther Franklin was born 2 mo. 

28th, 1775- 

The children of John & Rebecca Dean, Born : 

W m - Dean 7 mo. 23 d , x 775- 

George Dean 2 mo. 11 th , *777- 

Henry Loyd Bowen Dean 12 mo. 27*, 1779. 

Rebecca Dean 9 mo. 3 d , 1781. 

Elizabeth Dean 2 mo. 27th, i7 8 4- 

Hester Lawrence daughter of Caleb & Sarah Lawrence was born 

5 mo. 12th, 1775- 


Memorials of the Family of Hurry, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and of 
New York, United States. "Consider the days of old, and the years that 
are past." Norwich : Printed by Miller & Leavins, Rampant Horse Street, 1S73. 
Royal 4to, pp. 102. 150 copies only printed for private distribution. 

The family whose pedigree is given in this neat volume descended from Thomas 
Hurry, who first appears at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England, as early as 
1694,'in which year a son, Thomas, was born to him there. On the 10th of August, 
1701! he was admitted a freeman of that borough by purchase, thus implying that he 
had probably come to reside there from some other place. The family name was 
not uncommon in the parish registers of Yarmouth and its neighborhood from the 
time of Oueen Elizabeth. Thomas, the son, born in 1694, and living to the ad- 
vanced age of eighty-six years, by his intermarriage with Elizabeth, daughter of 
Gabriel Clifton, of Great Yarmouth, had a family of eight sons and three daughters. 
Of the sons, seven lived to mature age, leaving descendants, respecting whom 
ample and interesting details and particulars are given. Many of them became 
eminent as ship-owners and merchants, forming reputable and titled marriage 
alliances. They were likewise largely represented among the landed proprietors 
of Norfolk and Suffolk, owning no less than ten estates, besides their extensive 
properties in Great Yarmouth and other towns. From Samuel Hurry, the fifth 
son, through his only daughter, Elizabeth, by her marriage with Robert Alderson, 
Esq., barrister-at-law, Steward, and afterwards Recorder of Norwich, and also 
Recorder of Great Yarmouth and Ipswich, descended Sir Edward Hall Alderson, 
who for many years previous to his death sat as one of the barons of the Court of 
Exchequer in London. 

The family are particularly worthy of notice for the general reputation they 
gained in England by their persistent and unselfish efforts during several successive 
generations to abolish the obnoxious Corporation and Test Acts. They looked 
upon the requirements embodied in those acts as highly unjust and tyrannical. 
They and their friends, therefore, endeavored to, and generally succeeded in, 
electing only such men to represent the borough of Great Yarmouth, then one of 
the most important in the kingdom, as were pledged to use their ability and influ- 

Io8 Notes on Books. [April, 

ence in Parliament for their repeal. This object appears never to have been lost 
sight of by the family; and, as the elder members were removed by death, the 
younger branches kept the matter determinedly in hand. Members of the family 
for a long series of years came from London, Liverpool, and other places to re-en- 
force those at Great Yarmouth, and exert their influence in the common cause. 
Freeholds were purchased by some of them in outlying towns and boroughs, that 
they might thereby extend their influence and multiply their votes for those mem- 
bers of Parliament that were pledged to support their views as to the repeal of 
those laws. "In the memorable contest of 17S4," they disputed the power of 
returning the Parliamentary representatives with the Corporation, and defeated 
them. The memorial, in referring to the final repeal of these acts, says : "They 
had lived to see the triumph of their principles in the repeal of the Test and Cor- 
poration Acts, and a reform in Parliament, but they were then too far stricken in 
years to obtain any of those honors or emoluments which were freely bestowed 
upon their political friends ; and, on the death of Mr. William John Hurry, in 1S43, 
the Yarmouth family of Hurry became extinct." 

The author of the portion of this work relating exclusively to the English 
branches of the family is Charles John Palmer, Esq., F.S.A., a distinguished genealo- 
gist and antiquarian of Great Yarmouth, author of the continuation of Manship's 
History of Great Yarmouth, and of the Perhistration of Great Yarmouth, the latter 
now in course of publication, and honorary member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society. 

The second portion of these Memorials, comprising the American branch of the 
family, is the work of our fellow-member, Edmund Abdy Hurry, Esq., M.A., LL.B., 
of New York, who has carefully, and with apparently accurate details as to dates, 
etc., traced the descendants of Samuel Hurry, a prominent merchant and ship- 
owner of Philadelphia, who was the third son of John Hurry of Liverpool, eldest 
son of John Hurry of Great Yarmouth, who was the third son of Thomas Hurry of 
the same place, the only son of Thomas Hurry, with whom the English pedigree 
commences. The work is handsomely embellished with numerous views in Yar- 
mouth, including some of the family residences, and with prints of the arms of 
Hurry and of allied families. The entire compilation has been made at the request 
and cost of William Hurry, Esq., of this city, whose example in this respect cannot 
be too warmly commended to all who venerate and would perpetuate the virtues 
and memories of their ancestors. J. J. L. 

MENT to the Present Time. By Charles H. Winfield, Counsellor-at-Law, 
etc. New York, 1S74. 8vo, pp. vii. 568. 

The author of this work is already well known by his History of the Land Titles 
in Hudson County. In the investigation of those titles, the interest which was first 
awakened was further increased by subsequent research, and the present volume 
is the result. 

Hudson County embraces the territory included between the hills or Bergen 
Point on the south, Bellevue on the north, and Hudson River on the east, and 
Newark Bay and the Passaic River as far as Paterson on the west. It is a rich 
and thickly-settled district, and abounds in incidents of historical interest. Its 
settlement dates back nearly two hundred and filty years, when Jersey City was 
originally founded ; and Mr. Winfield patiently traces its progress down to the 
present time through the records at Albany, Trenton, Hackensack, Amboy, and 
New York. " Not a statement," we are assured, " has been made without author- 
ity for its justification." 

The history is naturally divided into three periods — that under the Dutch, the 
English, and State governments. The local incidents during the Revolution- 
ary War are fully narrated, and then follow the annals of the several localities: 
Jersey City, Bergen, Hackensack, etc. We have a very interesting chapter on the 
" Duels at Weehawken," from that of Aaron Burr with John B. Church (General 
Hamilton's brother-in-law), in 1799, including the meetings between De Witt 
Clinton and John Swartwout, Burr and Hamilton, and other notables, down to the 
" cork duel " in 1845, when it seems the race of fire-eaters had died out. 

The work concludes with very full genealogies of the New Jersey branches of 
the families of Brinkcrhoff, Cadmus, Gautier, Garrabrant, Kingsland, A r ewkirk, 

i874-] Mrfes on Books. 109 

Schuyler, Sip, Van Buskirk, Van Horn, Van Ripen, Van Vorst, Van Wagenen, Van 
Winkle, and Vreeland. It is profusely illustrated with views and portraits, and 
altogether does credit to the author. 

When another edition is called for, we would suggest to Mr. Winfield to have 
the volume accompanied by a good topographical map of the county, on a some- 
what extended scale, showing the various towns, villages, hamlets, roads, streams, 
and rivers, with the location of which those who live east of Jersey City are, as a 
general rule, but indifferently conversant. E. B. O'C. 

Memorial of Thomas Potts, Junior, who settled in Pennsylvania ; with an his- 
toric-genealogical account of his descendants to the eighth generation. By 
Mrs. Thomas Potts James. Cambridge : Privately printed. 187^. 

Mrs. James has at length printed, in an attractive quarto, the materials she has 
been accumulating, as she tells us, for the past seven years. The letterpress, in 
the best style of the University Press, is enriched by the addition of twenty-one 
illustrations, of which half are excellent photographs by the Albert-type process. 
In externals, we do not recollect a handsomer volume to have appeared during 
the present season. 

The author has brought unusual qualifications to her aid, and does her work 
well as an antiquary. The Potts Memorial gives evidence of research, pains- 
taking, and thoroughness; the omissions or inaccuracies of authors who have 
fallen within her range of examination not escaping Mrs. James's vigilant eye. It 
would appear that no stone in this country has been left unturned that might add 
to the value of the work. The family of Potts — a numerous and distinguished 
one — is connected from an early period with one of the great industries of Penn- 
sylvania. As ironmasters, the Pottses were in possession of the works and mills 
at Valley Forge during the ever-memorable cantonment of the American army. 
It was in the house of Isaac Potts that Washington resided during the winter of 


A good space is devoted to sketches of, Dr. Jonathan Potts, medical director 
of General Gates's army in the campaign against Burgoyne ; the correspondence 
which Mrs. James gives us containing interesting fragments of Revolutionary his 
tory, as well as autograph letters from Dr. Franklin, General Gates, Joseph Reed, 
and others. 

The first settlers in this country by the name of Potts are supposed to have 
come out of Wales, fleeing from the persecution of their sect, the Quakers. Mrs. 
James affords us sketches of Germantown and Manatawny in the early chapters of 
her book, incorporating what we do not think is to be found elsewhere in so suc- 
cinct a form — namely, the history of the early iron-works of Pennsylvania. The 
genealogy is conveniently arranged for consultation, and embraces so many col- 
laterals that we can hardly see how any Pennsylvanian genealogist can avoid con- 
sulting it. 

Mrs. James is the daughter of Samuel Batchelder, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass., 
well known for his interest in antiquarian research. The author comes honestly, 
therefore, by her love for kindred pursuits, of which the importance is beginning 
to be understood. The impressions natural to a residence in so historic a neigh- 
borhood as old Cambridge may have contributed something to lead the author's 
mind into this channel. At all events, her book is a welcome addition to the per 
manent literature of the country. S. A. D. 

\ The Historical and Genealogical Register. 

This is the new title which our antiquarian friends of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society have seen fit to give to the twentj'-eighth volume of their 
quarterly, the January number of which has reached us. It is printed in new and 
larger type than the previous issues, and on a superior quality of paper, and con- 
tains one hundred and twelve pages filled with articles of more than ordinary in- 
terest, the leading one being a well-written memoir of the late Hon. Edward Em- 
erson Bourne, LL.D., of Kennebunk, Me., by Edwin B. Smith, Esq., of Saco, Me., 
accompanied with a steel-plate likeness by Stuart. The longest article is the ex- 
tremely interesting and valuable paper by Captain George Henry Preble, of the 
United States Navy, read before the Society at its meeting in July last, on the 

I I O Announcements — Notes and Queries. [April, 

occasion of the exhibition of the three veritable flags — that borne by the Bon 
Homme Richard in her fight with the Serapis in 1779 ; that carried by the American 
brig Enterprise in her contest with the Boxer, off Portland, in 1S13 ; and that which 
floated over Fort McHenry during the British attack on Baltimore in 1814 — the 
latter being the one the sight of which, as it appeared on the morning after the 
unsuccessful attack, inspired Key's immortal and popular song, The Star-Span- 
gled Banner. We have also, from the pen of Dr. King, of Newport, some inter- 
esting facts respecting Richard Coddington and Richard Bellingham, gleaned 
from the records of the Church of St. Botolph, Boston, England. Other articles are : 
" The Swedes on the Delaware, and their Intercourse with New England in 1643-4- 
5," by Frederick Kidder, Esq. ; a continuation of Judge Worcester's " History of 
Mollis, N. H." ; a continuation from last year's volume of the records of Hull, 
Mass. ; genealogy of the Douglass family of Massachusetts and Maine ; an intro- 
ductory paper on Captain Francis Campernowne, by C. W. Tuttle, Esq. ; besides 
thirty pages devoted to notes and queries, society proceedings, book notices, and 

But while we commend the matter of this issue, we must be allowed to express 
our surprise and regret at the change in the title of the magazine. Neither do we 
like this abandonment of the style and size of type in which for so many years it 
has appeared. We miss the neat and appropriate title-page and cover, with its 
characteristic seal, which it has borne from the beginning, and trust our friends 
at the " Hub " will ere long find it in their hearts to cast aside this recent " coun- 
terfeit presentment," and don their former and familiar dress. 

History of the Baptist Church of Oyster Bay, Long Island. Pamphlet. 

Small Svo, pp. 14. 

This modest little pamphlet is the work of the Rev. Charles S. Wightman. It 
professes to be only a compilation in chronological order of the facts relating to 
the original formation of the church, and of its subsequent progress and present 
condition. It is interspersed with brief but interesting biographical notices of the 
several ministers and licentiates who have officiated from the time of its organiza- 
tion, of whom the most prominent were William Rhodes, Robert Feeks, Rev. Thomas 
Davis, Caleb Wright, David Sutton, Rev. Benjamin Coles, and Rev. Marmaditke Earle. 
We think the author repeats some old errors respecting the origin and family of 
Robert Feeks. Nevertheless we deem it a good beginning, and a commendable 
effort towards a history of this town, which ought to be written. 


Towner Family. — Mr. Samuel B. Towner, of Albany, N. Y., is engaged in 
tracing the genealogy of his family. He would be glad of any information respect- 
ing the early settlers of Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 


Schuyler — Sutton. — The following records, transcribed from a paper in posses- 
sion of Mr. George Byron Sutton, of Newark Valley, N. Y.,may relate to the same 
family as those on p. 44 of The Record for Jan., 1S74. Any information connecting 
either of these families with the main stock will be gratefully acknowledged. 

D. Williams Patterson 

Cfail. of Aaron and Ann Schuyler: 

I. Ann, b. 20 Aug. 1774. 

II. Jennet, b. 28 June 1776. 

III. Sarah, b. 31 July 177S. 

IV. Aaron, b. 19 Jan. 17S0. 

V. John, b. 13 March 17S3. 

, ; 74 .] Notes and Queries. I 1 I 

Chil. of Aaron and Esther Schuyler : 

VI. Anthony Dev, b. iS Oct. 17S5. 

VII. Peter, b. 29 Aug. 1788. 

Tohn Sutton, b. 25 Feb. 1774,5011 of John Jackson and Ann Sutton, married 
Sarah Schuyler (see above), who was b. 31 July 1778. Their children were : 

I. Ann, b. 16 Sept. 1800. 

II. William Annan, b. at Mansfield, Burlington Co., N. J.. 10 Feb. 1802. 

III. Albert Gallatin, b. 21 Feb. 1804. 

IV. Mary, b. 15 July 1806. 

V. Eioiza Jennet, b. 18 June 1808. 

VI. John Schuyler, b. 13 May 18 10. 

VII. David W., b. 21 Dec. 1813. 

VIII. Andrew Jackson, b. 22 Oct. 1S15. 
[ IX. Catharine, b. 10 Sept. 181S. 

Couwenhoven.— On the 7th June, 1656, Jacob van Couwenhoven, of New Amster- 
dam, pursuant to will dated 20 April, 1653, acknowledged to be indebted to his 
children, Nccltie, Johannes, Lysbet, Aeltie, and Petronella v. Couwenhoven, begotten 
by his deceased wife, Hester'jansen, in the sum of ten thousand Carolus guilders, 
to each a just fifth part, and 150 guilders to Hendrick Van de Water. 

Neeltie m. Cornelis Pluvier, widower, Jan. 6, 1662 ; Johannes m. Sartje Frans 
April 11, 1664 ; Aeltie m. July 7, 1669, Bernardus Hasselt (printed Hassans in Valen- 
tine's list, 1862, p. 592, and signed " Haszingh" in the record), all of whom were 
living in 1671. 

What became of the above-named Lysbet and Petronella, and was Van de Water 
anv connection of the family ? tVy/le^CH- ■ 

In the Bergen Genealogy, p. 147 (note), " Bernardus Raffing" is represented as 
having m. Aeltie Willemse (Couwenhoven), date not given ; but, as she is said to 
have been born in 1665, I cannot reconcile the two- statements, as the latter mar- 
riage must have occurred some 18 or 20 years after 1665. 

Mr Bercen does not notice the above-named children of Jacob v. Couwenhoven. 

E. B. O'C. 

Memoranda of marriages from the Register of Trinity Church, N. Y., made by 
the late Rt. Rev. William H. De Lancey in 1S60. 

Endorsed Copy from Register of Marriages, Trinity Church, New York, made 
J any. 19, i860, by 

W. H. De Lancey, Bishop, at Dr. Berrian's, the Rector's, Residence. 

"A Register of Marriages for the Parish of Trinity Church in the City of New 
York, commencing the 30th November, in the year of our Lord Christ 1746" : 

1749 Dec. 24 Lewis Morris and Mary Walton. 

1753 May 27 David Johnston and Magdalen Walton. 

175S Tanry. 19 Roger Morris and Mary Phillipse. 

1762 Dec' 1 John Harris Cruger and Ann De Lancey. 

1762 Dec. 9 Thomas Jones and Ann De Lancey. 

1766 Feb. 5 Goldsbrow Banyar and Elizabeth Appy. 

1770 Oct. 13 Sir William Draper and Susannah De Lancey. 

1773 June 16 Stephen De Lancey and Cornelia Barclay. 

1783 Nov. 27 Fredrick August De Zengeand Mary Lawrence. 

The original of the above paper in Bishop De Lancey's handwriting is in my 
possession. E. F. De L. 

H. W. Clark, Noblesville, Indiana, wants family records of the descendants of 
Richard Clarke, who settled in Elizabeth, N. J., 1678 * 

* In the History of Elizabeth, N. J., by the Rev. Dr. Hatfield, pp. 253-4, will be found a brief 
notice of Richard Clarke, and of some of his immediate descendants.— Editors. 

112 Obituaries. [April, 1874. 


Hon. Nathan Kelsey Hall, Judge of the District Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of New York, died at Buffalo, Monday, March 2, 1874. 

He was born March 28, 1810, at Marcellus, now called Skeneateles, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., and at the age of fifteen began the study of law with President 
Fillmore at Aurora, and went with him to Buffalo. 

On his admission to the bar, in 1832, he became a partner, and the firm, com- 
posed of these two gentlemen and Hon. Solomon G. Haven, became popular and 
successful. Governor Seward, in 1S41, appointed him first judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas, and in 1850 President Fillmore made him Postmaster-General, and 
after two years' service he succeeded Judge Alfred Conkling as judge of the court 
over which he presided at the time of his death. 

Judge Hall married at Aurora, November 16, 1832, Miss Emily Paine. Of the 
four children born to them, but one, Mrs. Josiah Jewett, survives. He identified 
himself with the institutions of education and charity of the city of his residence, 
and for several years was President of the Buffalo Historical Society. E. S. 

Ward, Richard Ray, died December 8, 1S73. He was born in this city on the 
17th of November, 1795. His father, Colonel Samuel Ward, was a soldier in the 
Revolution, and his grandfather, Governor Samuel Ward, was chairman of the 
committee in the Continental Congress that nominated General Washington as 
Commander-in-chief of the American forces. Mr. Ward was a lawyer by profes- 
sion, but possessed great fondness for historical and antiquarian pursuits. He 
left many valuable papers, collected (during the last two centuries) by himself and 
his family. H. T. D. 

Millard Fillmore, thirteenth President of the United States, died at Buffalo, 
Sunday, March 8, 1874. He was the second child and oldest son of Nathaniel 
and Phoebe (Millard) Fillmore, and was born at Locke, now Summer Hill, Cayuga 
Countv, N. Y., January 7, 1800. His father was a native of Bennington, Vt., and 
his grandfather, Nathaniel, Sr., was a soldier of the Revolution, and served as a 
lieutenant under General Stark at the battle of Bennington. His mother was born 
at Pittsfield, Mass., and was the daughter of Mr. Abiather Millard. 

At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to Benjamin Hengerford, of Sparta, 
a cloth-dresser, and the next five years were given to carding wool and labor on 
his father's farm. In 1819, he bought his time from his employer, giving his 
wages and thirty dollars, and began the study of law with Judge Wood. In 1823, 
he was admitted as an attorney of the Court of Common Pleas, and, with a library 
which cost him thirty-nine dollars, began his professional life. In 1829, he was 
admitted as a counsellor of the Supreme Court, and the next year moved to Buffa- 
lo, and there practised law till 1847, when he was elected State Comptroller, and 
retired from the profession. 

At the age of thirty-two he was chosen member of Congress, served ten years, 
and became the acknowledged leader of his party in the House. Elected as Vice- 
President in 1S48, he was called by the death of General Taylor to the Presidency 
in July, 1850. His administration was noted for a number of useful measures ; 
but by signing the act for the rendition of fugitive slaves, he lost the esteem and 
support of a large proportion of his party in the Northern States. After the ex- 
piration of his term of office, he returned to Buffalo, and has there since resided, 
excepting a year or two spent in Europe, devoting himself to study, and enjoying 
that respect and consideration to which he was justly entitled. Mr. Fillmore was 
twice married. His first wife was Miss Abigail Powers, daughter of Rev. Lemuel 
and Mrs. Abigail (Newland) Powers. Married at Moravia, N. Y., February 5, 
1S26. They had two children: Abigail, who died in 1S55, and Millard Powers 
Fillmore, Esq., now clerk of the United States District Court at Buffalo. Mrs. 
Fillmore died at Washington, March 30, 1S52. 

His second wife, who survives him, was Mrs. Caroline Mcintosh, widow of 
Ezckiel Mcintosh, Esq., of Buffalo, and youngest daughter of the late Charles 
Carmichael, Esn.. of Morn^town, N. J. They were married at Buffalo, February 
18, 1858. 

Mr. Fillmoi ■ . ie organizers and founders of the Buffalo Historical 

Society, and c as earnest support. E. S. 


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Read before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, at a regular meeting, 

March n, 1874. 

While nearly every civilized nation deprecates the existence of a war, 
whether it be of conquest or to repel an invader, it cannot be denied that 
the chief glory of every nation, ancient and modern, has been in its mili- 
tary prowess. 

The names of the military heroes of a nation are among the first that 
greet the ears of youth, and they are more popularly known, and there 
is a less divided opinion as to the greatness of their achievements, than 
any of those in science or art, or even in religion. Traditions of warriors, 
both ancient and modern, are ever kept up by savage and civilized man 
to the youth of their country. More " air-castles " are built on this 
subject, and there are more yearnings and longings for opportunities to 
realize them, than any other ambition that ever enters the human heart. 
It is undoubtedly true that there is nothing so grand to the conception of 
man as the contemplation of vast military scenes and its heroes. They 
awaken in us the very embodiment of that which every man can appre- 
ciate — strength, power, present and future adoration and renown, and the 
remembrance of the exercise of many of the benevolent and generous 
attributes of manhood. It is in this that military biography becomes in- 
teresting. Accounts of wars and their heroes occupy more of the literature 
of the world than any other subject. In them we find examples of the 
most noble and heroic qualities of man's nature*. 

It is not my purpose to mention the bibliography of individual military 
biography, but to merely mention all the books that have been published 
relating to the record of persons engaged in the army and navy of the 
United States, apart from the official Army and Navy Registers which, 
since 1815, have been published annually by the General Government, 
and apart from the official annual reports of the individual States. 

In the Army and Navy Register for 1830, Peter Force inserted a list of 
all the officers of the navy to whom thanks and medals and swords had 
been voted by Congress, and also the battles in which such officers won 
these honors. The first non-official book of the register kind published 
in the United States was in 1848. Among other things, it contained the 
names of all officers of the navy and marine corps, military and civil, 
" commissioned and warrant," who had entered the service since the 
establishment of the Navy Department, in 1798, to 1847, showing the 
dates of their promotion to higher grades, and in what manner, and when, 
they left the service, if not still in it. This work was compiled by Mechlin 
and Winder. It also contains the list by Peter Force, taken from the 
Army and Navy Register {ox 1830, before referred to. 

In 1851, General Geo. W. Cullum published his "Register of Officers 
and Graduates of the United States Academy from March 16, 1802 
[when it was established], to January 1, 1850." In 1868, a new edition 
of the above work was published by General Cullum in two volumes, 
bringing it down to 1867, containing 1,300 pages and about 2,300 names, 
showing the battles and combats in which each of the graduates was 
engaged, and of the services and the dates of the promotion, their 
occupation in civil life, the time of their death, etc. 

The third work was published in 1853, and was compiled by General 
Charles K. Gardner. It contains the names of all officers who had been com- 
missioned or had been appointed and served in the army of the United States 
since the inauguration of the first President, in 1789, to January 1, 1853, show- 

ing every commission of each/including the officers of the volunteers and 
militia of the States who had served in any campaign or conflict with an 
enemy since that, and of the navy and marine corps who had served with 
the land forces, indicating the battle in which every such officer had been 
killed or wounded, and special words of every brevet commission. A new 
edition of this work was published, bringing it down to i860. This is the 
most complete and comprehensive work of the kind ever issued in any 
country, and we should be proud to bear in mind that it was the work of 
a native of the " Empire State." 

In 1869 was published the first volume of a work compiled by General 
Guy V. Henry, entitled " Military Record of Civilians Appointed in the 
United States Army." Volume II. of this work appeared a few months 
since, and the work is not yet completed. This does not include the 
names of any who were in the volunteer service and not afterwards in the 
United States army, and it relates mostly to our late civil war. 

An " Official Army Register of all the Officers of the Volunteer Forces, 
from April, 1861, to the Disbanding of that Branch of the Service in 
1865," has been published at Washington in eight volumes.* 

In 1870 was published a work, compiled by Lewis R. Hamersly, en- 
titled "The Record of Living Officers of the U. S. Navy and Marine 
Corps, with a History of Naval Operations during the Rebellion of 1861-5, 
and a List of the Ships and Officers Participating in the Great Battles." 
All of these works which 1 have mentioned are accurate and of great 

Military heroism is not confined to leaders of armies and tided warriors. 
Of the latter thousands of volumes have been written. They do not need 
me to advocate their memory. But the names of the almost unknown 
braves who have fallen in the ranks in their country's cause — they " that 
have known the cross without the crown of <d<>ry" t — are yet to be rescued 
from oblivion, and their names should be placed in every public library in 
the United States. 

The memory of the heroes of the war for our national independence 
should properly claim our first attention. They were all heroes that 
fought in that war, and they were men who knew their duties and. "their 
rights, and, knowing, dare maintain." The " lives, the fortunes, and the 
sacred honor" of the signers of the Declaration of Independence would 
have been of no avail without these brave and patriotic soldiers. 

Our literature is as yet very meagre of the record of a great number of 
the heroes of '76. In 1858 was published a book, compiled by W. T. R. 
Saffell, of Baltimore. It is entitled " Records of the Revolutionary War, 
containing the. Military and Financial Correspondence of Distinguished 
Officers, Names of the Officers and Privates of Regiments, Companies, 
and Corps, with the Dates of their Commissions and Enlistments. . . . 
With a List of Distinguished Prisoners of War, the Time of their Capture, 

* These volumes may be had of the Congressional printer in parts. They are divided as 

Part I. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut. 

Part II. New York, New Jersey. 

Part III. Pennsylvania, Delaware. Maryland, District of Columbia. 

Part IV. West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, 
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky. 

Part V. Ohio, Michigan. 

Pari- VI. Indiana, Illinois. 

Part VII. Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, California, Kansas, Oregon, Nevada. 

Part VIII. Washington, New Mexico, Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota. 

Veteran Reserve Corps, U. S. Veteran Volunteers, U. S. Volunteers, U. S. Colored Troops. 
t There were only 57.623 soldiers of the Revolution that ever lived to get a pension. 

Exchange, etc., . . . and a List of the Officers of the Continental Army 
who Acquired the Right to Half- Pay, Commutation, and Lands." 

The title of this book is very deceptive. It does not contain all that its 
title imports, but it has much of that which its title imports, and much 
relating to the "Old Continental Army" which is not mentioned in the 
title, and which cannot be found collected elsewhere in any form. It 
contains the names of the officers and privates of 34 regiments, and the 
officers and privates of 132 captains' companies (not in these regiments), 
as they stood at various times from the beginning of the war up to 1779. 
The States from which they were taken are Rhode Island, New Hamp- 
shire, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and 
South Carolina, and one artillery company, Capt. Winthrop Sergeant's, 
from Massachusetts. 

About 12,000 privates are mentioned by name in this work. It has a 
list of about 2,500 officers of the Continental line of the army who were 
either killed in service or became supernumary, or served to the end of 
the war, and states the time of the death of a great number of commis- 
sioned and non-commissioned officers during the war and down as late 
as 1840. This is the only book which relates to the officers from all the 
States who served in the war for our national independence, and it men- 
tions only a small fraction of them, there being over 9,000 commissioned 
officers in the Continental line of the army, and about 2,000 in the militia 
and State troops which were called out from time to time by the indi- 
vidual States. The latter are not mentioned in this work. 

The State of New Jersey has set the first example, and it is a noble and 
patriotic one to follow. In 1872, by authority of the Legislature of that 
State, was published, at " public expense, in a convenient book-form, the 
official register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War," compiled by Adj.-Gen. W. S. Stryker. This was done 
in -pursuance of a joint resolution of the Legislature in 1871, authorizing 
and causing to be published, at the expense of the State, "the record of 
soldiers of this State [New Jersey] in the Revolutionary War"; and 
also "of the soldiers of this State [New Jersey] in the War of 1812 and 
the Mexican War " ; that the copies thereof be distributed as to the 
governor, treasurer, and comptroller should appear most judicious and 
consistent with the public, interests. The first one authorized by that 
resolution is all that has yet been published, and is the first and only- 
publication of that nature relating to the war for national independence. 
It includes both regulars and militia. Why should not New York, the 
Empire State, and every other State in the Union, follow this noble 
example of New Jersey, and publish an official register of the officers 
and men which such State furnished in the war for our independence? 
There can be no more permanent monumental record, and that ot easy 
access, than to incorporate into the literature of a nation a register of the 
rank and file of those brave soldiers who fought to establish it. Let us 
strive to have this done for the memory of all the heroes of '76. It 
should be as complete as the records will permit, and be left to the enter- 
prise and public spirit of each of the original States, and be by authority 
of law. 

I plead for the brave long-ago dead — those whose now distant kindred 
among us seem to have almost forgotten, the warriors for our national in- 

I would inscribe upon a monument erected to their memory, Esto 
perpetua ' 

There are a million living tongues to plead for the perpetuation of the 
memory of their comrades in the late civil war ; therefore I do not plead 

Many of the Northern States have already a history publishe 
part which that particular State took in the last war.* Besides containing 
biographies of the officers from such State, and a history of each regiment 
furnished, some of them contain a " Roll of Honor," being a list of per- 
sons who were killed in service or died of disease before their time of en- 
listment expired ; and there are also other histories of particular corps and 
particular regiments. The reports of the Adjutant-General of some of the 
States contain a register of all the commissioned officers that were from 
time to time in the volunteer service or State militia from 1861 to 1866, 
and some of them contain the names of the volunteers furnished. 

Several of the States, New York among them, have published the mus- 
ter rolls of the men and a register of officers furnished to suppress the 
rebellion.! This has not been done in all the States. 

" A Roll of Honor," containing the record of over 330,000 graves of 
deceased Union soldiers, has been published in 25 volumes at the 
expense of the National Government. 

What can be a more noble and appropriate offering and patriotic exhi- 
bition at the coming celebration of the centennial anniversary of our 
national independence than that each State furnish a roll of its men, both 
rank and file, who fought to establish our National Government ? I would 
also add all those who have since fallen or fought in our country's battles.^ 
Nothing can be more noble and appropriate on that occasion than this ! 
I ask your influential co-operation to carry out this design. 

Every Genealogical and Biographical Society in this land, as well as 
every Historical Society, should exert its influence and lend its aid in this 

New York has never been behind in furnishing patriotic men to fight 
our national battles; therefore we should not now hesitate to have placed 
upon record the names and deeds of her numerous sons. 

* The following are the works of the particular character referred to : 

Maine — Whitman, W. E. S., and C. H. True. — Maine Troops in the War for the Union. Lew- 
iston, 1865. 

Massachusetts — Headley, P. C. — Massachusetts in the Rebellion Boston, 1866. 

Rhode Island — Stone, E. W. — Rhode Island in the Rebellion. Providence, 1864. 

Connecticut — Croffut, VV. A., and J. M. Morris. — Connecticut during the War. N. Y., 1868. 

New Jersey — Foster, J. Y. — New Jersey a. d the Rebellion. Newark, 1868. 

Pennsylvania — Hairs, S AMI 'el F. — History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. 5 vols. Har- 
nsburg, 1869. 

Ohio— Reid, W. — Ohio in the War. 2 vols. Cincinnati, 1868. 

Illinois — Eddy, T. M. — Patriotism of Illinois. 2 vols. Chicago, 1865. 

Indiana — Stevbnson's, D. — Indiana's Roll ol Honor. Indianapolis. 1864. 

Wisconsin — Love, W. O. — Wisconsin in the Rebellion. Chicago, 1866. 

Iowa— Stuart, A. A. — Iowa Colonels and Regiments. Des Moines, 1865. 

+ Among the appendices mentioned to accompany the report of the Adjutant-General to the 
Legislature of the State of New York in January, 1866, is "A Complete Roster of all Officers 
Commissioned in the Volunteer Organization of the Slate from April 15, 1861, to the date of this 
report." This was not published until his report of 1868. 

% The U. S. Pension Office records show the number of soldiers (including the navy) which 
have served in the wars in which the nation has been engaged since 1775 to be as tollows : 

War of the Revolution, 1775101783, 289,715 

Indian War, Gen. Wayne, 1794, 2,843 

Indian War, 1817, 650 

War 1812 to 1815: 

" Serving 12 mo. or more, 63,179 

" Militia 6 mo. or more, 66.325 

" " 3 mo. or more, .... .... 125.643 

" " 1 mo. or more, ......... 125,307 

" " less than 1 1110 147 200 


Seminole War, 1817-18, 5. 911 

Black Hawk War, '3i- - 32 5,031 

Southwest Disturbances, '36, 2,803 

Cherokee Country Disturbances, '36-'37, . 3,926 

Creek Disturbances, '36-'37, 13 418 

Florida War, \6-'j2, 41,122 

Mexican War, '46-47 73.260 

N. Y. Frontier Disturbances, '38-'39, 1,128 

Aroostook Disturbances. '38-'39, .2 reg'ts 

War of the Rebellion, '61 "'65, 2,688,523 


Genealogical antr ^iograplriral Jlecorl 

Vol. V. NEW YORK, JULY, 1S74. No. 3. 



The decease of James W. Gerard, on the 7th of February last (1874), 
at his residence in the city of New York, seemed, from the comments of 
the press and the proceedings of official bodies, to have been a subject of 
almost public concern. The church where the funeral services were held 
was crowded with those of all conditions — from the little child of the 
common schools to the public dignitary, who came to pay a tribute of 
respect to one whose life, although that of a private citizen, without official 
position or notable event, claimed the regard of good men, and in whose 
departure the community felt a loss. This general testimony of respect to 
an upright life has its general significance as well as its immediate appli- 
cation. Where simple integrity in the long career of a citizen is honored 
as peculiar, there is a commentary on the public life. 

The last quarter of a century has beheld the decrease of much of that 
ancient rectitude in the marts of trade that gave mutual confidence and 
made honor a basis of dealing. The last fifteen or twenty years have also 
witnessed widespread corruption in political as in business life, and seen 
upstart wealth and shameless crime seize power and place in defiance of 
law and right. Breaches of trust have been almost the rule among those 
who have been the recipients of honorable place and public confidence. 
Bribery, robbery, and even murder, have stalked unchecked through the 

Healthier in a moral, and purer in a social, sense is the tone of that 
community where villany is a matter of exceptional surprise rather than a 
blameless life a matter of laudation. 

The ancestors of Mr. Gerard were of French extraction, the records 
of the family showing that the earlier members of it came to Scotland in 
the seventeenth century, fleeing from the persecutions in France after the 
impolitic act which particularly disgraced the latter part of the reign of 
Louis XIV. — the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The portrait of 
one of these ancestors, one Count Gerard, is still preserved at Edinburgh 
in the family of the Youngs, formerly of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the 
maiden name of the present Mrs. Agnes Young, of Edinburgh, having 
been Gerard. Her brother, a Mr. James Gerard, is still living at Edin- 
burgh. Mrs. Young, a lady now advanced in life, was an intimate friend 

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of Mrs. Grant, of Laggan (although, of course, the latter was much 

the senior), whose letters with reference to our provincial history, when 
a member of the Schuyler family, are well known in historical and literary 


William Gerard, the father of James W. Gerard, was a native of Scot- 
land. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth Gerard, who, in 1774, re- 
sided at " Mill of Carnoussie," near Banff, on the northeast coast of Scot- 
land. From letters now in possession of the family it appears that in 
1774 Mr. William Gerard was a resident of Gibraltar, but previous to 1780 
came to this country and engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 17S1 he 
married Miss Christina Glass, an attractive lady of but sixteen years, who 
was also a native of Scotland. Her family were from Sutherlandshire. 
Her father was Mr. John Glass, of Tain. Her mother's family were from 
Ross-shire, being of the family of Munroes. Rev. Thomas Munroe was 
born in the parish of Golspie. He married his cousin, Christina Munroe, 
of Ross-shire. She was a sister of Sir Thomas Hector Munroe, formerly 
Governor of the East Indies. Christina Munroe, their daughter, married 
her cousin, Alexander McKay. Ann McKay, their daughter, married 
Mr. John Glass, of Tain, the father of the above-named Christina Glass. 
Their last residence when in Scotland was in the parish of Creech. 

Miss Ann McKay (Mrs. Glass) was a favorite niece of Dr. Alexander 
Munroe, one of the founders of the University of Edinburgh. He educated 
her in the medical profession, with a view of enabling her to take care of 
her own family on coming to this country. Her husband, Mr. John 
Glass, died, leaving her with a family of five children, viz. : 

1. Laugh!an,-who went to sea, and was never heard from. 

2. Alexander Sutherland, who will be remembered by many of the old New 
York merchants as a member of the firm of " Hoffman & Glass," and subsequently 
" A. S. Glass & Gerards," established in the beginning of this century. Mr. Alex- 
ander's. Glass went to the West Indies for his health, and died at the residence 
of Mr. William Heyleger at St. Croix, on the 13th of February, 182S. His remains 
were brought to this city, and placed in the family vault of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Wall Street. He was never married. 

3. Ann Sutherland Glass, died Sept. 3, 1848, unmarried. 

4. Eliza B. Glass, who died about 1852, unmarried. 

5. Christina, married William Gerard, died Aug. 7, 1832, leaving seven chil- 
dren, three sons and four daughters, among whom was James IV. Gerard, the sub- 
ject of this sketch. 

The other children of William and Christina Gerard were : 

1. Ann, born in 17S2, married Andrew Hosie, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. 
He went to St. Croix for his health, and died there. He left a widow and one 
child Eliza B., who married Schuyler Livingston, of New York. Mrs. Livingston 
died/leaving four children : Henry Barclay, Eliza B., wife of William B. Parsons. 
George Barclay, and Schuyler. Mrs. Hosie is still living, the only one left of that 
generation. She is past go years of age. 

2. Christina, who married Dr. leremiah Fisher. He was a surgeon in the army, 
and was killed, during the war of 1812, on board the sloop-of-war Teazer, which was 
blown up by gunpowder while lying in New York Harbor. He left his widow 
and three children. The widow died in 1863. 

3. Eliza, who married James Archer, both of whom are deceased, leaving three- 
children, all since deceased. 

4 William, the eldest son, married Sarah McDonald, daughter of Nehemiah 
S. Bates, of Bedford, Westchester Co. He died Oct., 1868, leaving her a widow 
with four children. The children now living are Francis McDonald, Schuyler, and 
Sarah McD., wife of George Wood. 

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5. Robert, who married Elizabeth, daughter of William Robinson. They are 
both deceased, leaving three children, two of whom are living. 

7. Caroline Matilda, who married, first, William Glover, a native of St. Thomas, 
W. I., and subsequently James Smith, a prominent lawyer of this city, who died 
Aug. 22, 1846, leaving his widow, but no children. Mrs. Smith died in 1S73. 

Mrs. Glass, the mother of Mrs. Christina Gerard, came to this country 
during the troublous period anterior to the Revolution with her family 
of young children. They lived at one time in Nova Scotia during the 
war. She afterwards married Alexander McLean, who was a surgeon in 
the British army. He died at Fredericksburg, in this State, on the 5th 
day of January, 1780, leaving one son ; 

Huqh Monroe McLean, who became an eminent physician of this city, and was 
a contemporary and intimate associate with Drs. Hosack, Francis, Mo'tt, Cheese- 
man, and other celebrities of the profession. He died Aug. 13, 1S46, unmarried. 

Mrs. McLean (formerly Mrs. Glass) was highly beloved and respected 
by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and not only regarded by 
her family with that veneration and respect which people of Scotch 
descent bestow upon the elder members of their clan or family, but with 
the appreciation due to a mind of superior order and a character of the 
highest moral and religious worth. Her portrait, still in possession of the 
family, exemplifies these traits. 

Few of the old New York denizens will fail to recollect the two old 
maiden ladies, the Misses Glass (Ann S. and Eliza B.) above mentioned, 
who, with their half-brother, Dr. Hugh McLean, lived together, first in 
Beekman, near William Street, and later at No. 4 Warren Street, before 
the latter became a business street. Their house was a continued scene 
of cheerful hospitality and social converse; and the active benevolence, 
strength of character, and fine, genial old Scotch tone of Miss Ann, the 
elder, made her a special subject of interest and regard. 

When Mr. Gerard was a youth, Fulton was busy in making his ex- 
perimental trips, until, in 1807, his boat, the Clermont (yclept " Fulton's 
Folly") triumphantly made her trip to Albany in thirty-two hours, and 
set at rest the doubts of his opponents. Soon after the first steam ferry- 
boats were established, and the York and the Jersey made regular trips 
between the foot of Cortlandt Street and Paulus Hook. About this time 
the city contained a populatidn of less than 80,000. 

The city was then divided politically in distinct party lines between 
Federalists and Democrats. The Federalists met at Mechanic's Hall, 
then the corner of Broadway and Robinson Street, and the Democrats at 
Marking's Hall, then opposite the Park. About this time, under appre- 
hension of future trouble with England, the General Government erected 
forts and batteries at the Narrows, on Governor's, Bedlow's, and Ellis' 
Islands and at Castle Garden; Fort Gansevoort, at the foot of Hubert 
Street, on the North River, was also constructed. 

At this time the public-school system, since the glory of our city, 
and a system in which Mr. Gerard subsequently took a deep interest, had 
not been established. The first steps towards it, however, had been 
taken by private benevolence, and was known as the " Free School 
Society," founded in 1805, of which De Witt Clinton was the first president. 
This society established several schools around the city, and at times 
was allowed the use of the city buildings. The Public School Society 

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(its subsequent name) continued its work of usefulness until the school 
law of 1842 was passed, which placed the control of the public educational 
system of the city in the hands of a Board of Education. 

Mr. Gerard received his early education at private schools, and gradu- 
ated at Columbia College, of this city, in 1S11. William Harris was then 
president. Among the familiar names who were college students gradu- 
ating at the same time are those of Gregory T. Bedell (the elder), John 
Campbell, George Douglass, Charles G. Ferris, Dr. David Fraser, 
Wm. H. Harrison, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Thomas W. Ludlow, 
John R. Rhinelander, and John B. Stevenson. 

Soon after Mr. Gerard left college there was a period of great political 
excitement. The community was agitated on the question of the im- 
pending difficulties with England, which finally culminated in the war of 
181 2, and the youth of New York patriotically enrolled themselves for 
national defence. The militia of the city were put under the general 
command of Major-General Ebenezer Stevens, as a part of the detached 
militia in the service of the United States. The late James G. King was 
an assistant adjutant-general under General Stevens. Robert Bogardus 
and Cadwallader D. Colden had each a regiment entrusted to them 
under a United States commission. 

A troop of hussars, called the " New York Hussars," was raised, of 
which John A. King, Robert Dickey, Jr., Isaac U. Coles, C. Schermer- 
horn, Jr., Herman Le Roy, Jr., Fred. Sheldon, Robert Ray, Nicholas Low, 
Robert Troup, W. Edgar, James Boyd, John and William Craig, and 
other young men of spirit of the day, were members. The " Iron Greys" 
was another city company of militia enrolled at this time for patriotic 
service. Of this company Mr. Gerard was a member. Samuel Swartout 
was captain, and, among other members, the names of Philip Rhine- 
lander and Lindley M. Hoffman are remembered. 

The writer of this article has often heard Mr. Gerard recount his 
feelings and the waitings of his family, particularly of his good old maiden 
aunts, the Misses Glass, who then lived in Beekman, near William Street, 
as he departed almost a stripling to his first scene of military duty. The 
old ladies had loaded him down with good things, and stuffed his 
knapsack with a variety of comforts and medicines, and compelled him to 
carry bed-clothing and other impedimenta not recognized in military life, 
most of which had to be discarded when he arrived on the tented field, 
and he had to content himself with bare boards and a blanket. 

The city was alive with the movements of these various regiments 
enrolled for patriotic service, and occasional rumors of invasion kept the 
spirits of the citizen volunteers in continual activity. Their valor, how- 
ever, was never tested, and their campaigns were confined to the daily 
drill and an occasional grand parade and "ball" to the ladies, an en- 
campment in tents at Harlem, and the erection of earthworks in that 
vicinity and at Brooklyn. 

In those days Nassau, Pine, and Wall Streets contained the residences 
of many of the prominent people of the city. Pearl Street, from Hanover 
Square to John Street, was the abode of wealth and fashion. On Wall 
Street we find living about this time the families of Thomas Buchanan, 
Thomas Pearsall, Charles McEvers, Francis B. Winthrop, Charles Wilkes, 
and Samuel Jones. Greenwich Street, too, was then a beautiful street, its 
sides shaded with horse-chestnut trees, and full of fine residences. Here 

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lived then, or shortly after, the families of Callenders, Kings, Bells, Aymars, 
Howlands, Schermerhorns, Rogers, and others of standing. 

On Broad Street were Dr. George Anthon, father of the three learned 
professional gentlemen since deceased; also Frederick de Beyster and 
John and Philip Hone, John Bost, and others. On State Street were 
Bayards, Nelsons, Mortons, Coles, and Ogdens. On Whitehall were the 
families of Dubois and Gouverneur, and others of ancient name. 

On Broadway were families of Van Horn, Clarkson, Lawrence, Edgar, 
Macomb, Livingston, Lenox, Douglas, Ray, Post, Slidell, Suydam, Aspin- 
wall, Clarkson, Le Roy, Bleecker, Clinton, and King. 

Mr. Gerard, on taking his degree at Columbia College, entered the 
office of George Griffin, then in the zenith of his fame, and then, and for 
many years afterward, considered as the leader and intellectual giant of 
the New York bar.- Among the prominent lawyers of the period whose 
eloquence then, or a little earlier, Mr. Gerard was in the habit of hearing 
at the courts, the following names may be mentioned : John Wells, one 
of the most eloquent and accomplished lawyers ever known in this State. 
Peter A. Jay, Josiah Ogden Hoffman, father of the late Ogden Hoffman, 
General Robert Bogardus, Samuel Cowdrey, Martin S. Wilkins, William 
Sampson, William M. Brice, David B. Ogden, Caleb S. Riggs, the great 
Chancery lawyer, Cadwallader D. Golden, William Slosson, father of the 
late judge, John Anthon, Thomas Addis Emmet, the Irish patriot and 
orator, who had emigrated to this country after the disasters in his own, 
and of whom Mr. Gerard remarked, when reviewing the members of the 
bar of his early day, as follows : 

"After having heard his efforts before courts and juries, and having heard 
eloquent men in all parts of the world, in the senate, in the pulpit, and at the 
bar, I long since came to the conclusion that he was the most splendid orator I 
ever heard. I never knew the man who could approach him. He was the lion 
rampant of his profession. Whether the cause was small or great, whether it in- 
volved the life of his client, his character, or merely his property, that same tremen- 
dous zeal, that same effort of his herculean frame, that same splendid, powerful 
voice (although strong of his native brogue) which gave utterance to his powerful 
thoughts, clothed in elegant diction, were all called in action to sustain the cause 
of his client. . . . After a long and brilliant career, he died in the court-room in the 
City Hall with his harness on." 

On entering the study of the law — a profession which he embraced with 
ardor, having a natural taste for its struggles, its labors, and its exciting 
action — Mr. Gerard saw that proficiency in public speaking was a neces- 
sity for success in the sphere of life he had selected. Accordingly he and 
a few of the legal aspirants of the day, among whom were Hiram 
Ketchum, Thomas Fessenden, Ogden Hoffman, and Hugh Maxwell, 
formed themselves into an association called the " Forum," whose object 
was to gain for themselves facility in public speaking through public de- 
bates. These were held in one of the largest rooms in the City Hotel, 
then the great hotel of the city, at the corner of Broadway and Cedar 
Street. The first people of the city went to hear these debates ; and 
often, when some specially exciting subject of public interest was to be 
discussed, the old Bark Theatre, usually crowded, would on such occasions 
be comparatively deserted. The City Hotel has now passed away with 
other city landmarks of the earlier part of this century, and none of the 
active participants in those early scenes of the rostrum are now living. 

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In 1S16 Mr. Gerard took his master's degree at Columbia College, 
and about that time was admitted to the full practice of his profession. 

He was married on the 3d October, 1820, to Eliza, daughter of the 
Hon. Increase Sumner send Elizabeth [Hyslop) Sumner, of Boston, Mass. 

The family of Increase Sumner in this country dates back to William 
Sumner, who was settled in Dorchester, Mass., as the annals of that town 
show, almost in Puritan times. He was a freeman of the town prior to 
1637, and was a selectman of the town and a deputy to the General 
Court or Legislature of the colony. The family originally came from 
Licester, in Oxfordshire, England, although other branches of the family — 
as, for example, John Bird Sumner, late Archbishop of Canterbury, and 
Charles Richard, the Bishop of Winchester — belonged to Warwickshire. 

Increase Sumner, the father of Mrs. Gerard, was successively Chief- 
Justice of the Supreme Court and Governor of Massachusetts. He died 
in 1799, leaving, besides his daughter Eliza, two elder children: 1, Me- 
hetable Hyslop, who married the late Benjamin Welles, of Boston, and, 2, 
the late General William Hyslop Sumner, which latter was aid-de-camp 
to Governor Strong, of Massachusetts, during the war of 1812, and sub- 
sequently held various public offices in his native State. William Hyslop 
Sumner died in 1863 at the age of 83, his third and last wife having been 
Mary D. Kemble, daughter of the old New York merchant, Robert Truit 
Kemble, well known to New Yorkers of the first part of this century. 

After the marriage of Mr. Gerard, in 1S20, he took a residence in 
Broadway, No. 27, nearly opposite the Bowling Green. Around this 
quarter of the town was centred a great part of the culture and wealth 
of its residents. Next below Mr. Gerard, on Broadway, lived the family 
of Col. Thome and Mr. Jauncey, and a little north was the residence of 
Mr. and Madame Brugiere, at whose weekly receptions were to be seen 
most of the musical and artistic cc'lc'britcs of the day, including the great 
singer, Malibran, who had married and become domiciled here. 

The " social" city, and, in fact, but little of the actual city, then ex- 
tended beyond Pearl and Leonard Streets, with the exception of a lew 
suburban residences. In those days everybody, as it may be expressed, 
knew each other — that is to say, the people of refinement and culture 
lived on terms of social intimacy and sympathy seldom maintained in 
larger communities. Then the thirst for gain was not the exhausting ele- 
ment that in latter times seems to have absorbed other social features, 
and wealth, by itself, was then no passport to either social or civic distinc- 

Intelligence, culture, good breeding, and an honorable name were then 
recognized as social requirements. They gave tone to private intercourse, 
and were the passports to public honor. 

Among the favorite places of resort in those times was the old "Park 
Theatre." It was then called " The Theatre," as -there was then no other 
place of amusement of that character in the town. The original building, 
which took the place of the old John Street Theatre, had been erected in 
1798, and was destroyed by fire in 1S20. It was rebuilt in 1821, and 
remained until again destroyed by fire in 1S49. At the Park Theatre was 
gathered not only the dilettanti, in music and art of the town, but those 
prominent in social and political life. It was the theatre of the United 
States, and gave the tone and lead to dramatic art throughout the Union. 
Nearly all of the eminent actors and singers of Europe crossed the 

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Atlantic for fresh honors here, prominent among whom was the celebrated 
Garcia operatic troupe, the finest, probably, ever heard in this or any 
other country, and few audiences were more discriminating than that 
nightly gathered in the Park Theatre. 

Mr. Gerard was a frequent attendant, having a great taste for art in all 
its forms, and being a particular devotee and patron of music. In a picture 
by an amateur, John Searle, himself a frequenter of this old Thespian 
temple, which picture is now in the possession of the Bayard family in 
this city, are grouped many of the habitue's of the Park Theatre when it 
was in its prime, about the year 1823. Charles Mathews (the elder) and 
Miss Johnson are represented on the stage, while in the pit and boxes 
around, portrayed so as to be easily recognized, are prominent people of 
New York social life and many of the cclebritcs of the day. Among them,- 
seated in a front seat to the left, is a portrait of Mr. Gerard, in high 
starched white cravat, but looking as jaunty and jovial as he continued to 
do all through his long life, in spite of the inroads of time. In this picture 
there are also well-defined portraits of such old New York worthies, then 
full of lusty life, as Duncan P. Campbell, Nicholas Rutgers, Jacob H. Le 
Roy, Robert De Peyster, and William Bayard. There also are the burly 
brothers, William H. and Hugh Maxwell, and James Seaton, and Thomas 
and Gouverneur S. Bibby. There, also, is Mr. James Watson, then living 
in State Street, after whom Mr. Gerard was named. Medicine is also 
represented in the persons of Dr. John W. Francis, Dr. David Hosack,and 
Dr. McLean, the last of whom was the half-uncle of Mr. Gerard. before 
referred to. There is also represented the celebrated savant, called the 
Nestor of American science, Dr. Samuel L. Mitchell, with his wife; and 
also Dr. John Neilson. There is also Charraud, the master of the dance, 
who flourished even in those days ; and Swift, and Walter Livingston, and 
the two Le Roys, and Edward and Hamilton Wilkes, Robert Watts, 
James K. Paulding, Thomas W. Moore, James Allport, Henry Carey, 
Mordecai M. Noah, and other names well known to old New Yorkers. 
Among the ladies are to be seen Mrs. Judge Samuel Jones, Mrs. Eliza 
Talbot, Mrs. Robert Lennox, Mrs. Cadwallader D. Colden, Mrs. Major 
Fairly, Miss Ogden, Mrs. De Witt Clinton, and other social leaders of 
the day. A copy of this interesting picture may be seen in the rooms of 
the New York Society Library. 

It will not be possible in a sketch of this character to particularly re- 
view the professional career of Mr. Gerard. The profession of the law 
was one that he had adopted from an ardent love for it. From early 
youth he had been in the habit of attending the courts and listening with 
interest to the eloquence that at that period characterized forensic discus- 
sion. The law was then regarded, not a mere business, but an elevated and 
noble calling, requiring high qualities of intellect and a thorough educa- 
tion. The barristers of that day were men of culture and honor; they 
were the leaders of local thought at a time when literature was limited, 
and when an American author was almost unknown. 

He who is curious to peruse the reports of trials in Caine's and John- 
son's cases, and even in the proceedings of our local mayor's court, 
will see that trials or law discussion in those days were matters of long 
debate and contention, in which the powers of the orator and the embel- 
lishments of rhetoric were of as much consideration as was the applica- 
tion of the law. In the practice of his profession, in which Mr. Gerard 

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was engaged for over forty-five years in the city of New York, he became 
successful and prominent. He brought to it an industry, a zeal, and a 
perseverance which in any department of life will generally bring success. 
Besides, in him there was a decided gift or talent as an advocate, due, 
probably, to features of character which induced accord and sympathy 
from others. To him his avocations were not a labor. He took pleasure 
in his profession, as giving an insight into, and bringing him in contact 
with, human nature in all its phases, as giving scope to ambition and op- 
portunity for the exercise of his powers among men. His nature was 
always an active one, and his industry, when great effort was called for, 
was untiring. Labor, however great, was to him never oppressive, and 
was relieved by an elasticity of spirit that never left him throughout his 
long life, and which could turn from grave to gay with a happy adaptation 
that made him through life a desired companion both by old and 
young. His success in the active practice of his profession was due as 
much to a genial and sympathetic nature as to intellectual power or study. 
A vitality and warmth of manner, and a power of throwing himself into 
sympathetic relation with judge and juryman, won many a professional 
success where mere reasoning and elaborate intellectual effort might have 
failed. Wm. M. Evarts, Esq., recently remarked of him in an address at 
a memorial meeting of the bar as follows : 

" It was always true of him that he touched nothing that he did not tinge with 
the traits of his own genial and brilliant mind. No case in which he was an advo- 
cate and served his clients successfully but gained some of its prosperity from the 
genial character and bright humor of the advocate." 

A brightness and quickness of manner, an elasticity of temperament 
that was never depressed or discomfited, a geniality and humor that kept 
interest alive when others would have fatigued, great readiness in retort 
and presence of mind, a delivery at times solemn, articulated with serious- 
ness, at others bright, cheerful, and voluble, embellished with rhetorical 
illustration and gleams of a ready and sparkling wit, thrown in by a 
mind that made nature and science tributary to its requirements — these 
were the principal features of Mr. Gerard's professional oratory, and 
which gave him, particularly as a jury lawyer, peculiar success. His 
style was somewhat an ad captandum one, his attack not one of slow ap- 
proaches through logical reasoning, but the dash and sparkle and vigor of 
the soldier who loves the fray, and who, conscious that his cause is just. 
and feeling that he would succeed, leaps barriers that should be beaten 
down, and claims victory even when uncertain as a prize, struggling in the 
arms of her conqueror. 

The following short anecdotes may illustrate the genial manner which 
Mr. Gerard brought into his causes, and the ready wit which was never 
failing : 

On one occasion he was cross-examining a party who had previously been on 
very intimate terms with his client, but were then estranged and hostile. The wit- 
ness had evinced his inimical feelings to such an extent in giving his testimonv 
that he thought it best to make an explanation. 

"My relations with the plaintiff," said the witness, " were once of the closest 
character ; we were, in fact, like brothers ; but now — " 

" But now you are brothers in law," interrupted Mr. Gerard, finishing the sen- 
tence before the witness could go further. 

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even out of a mere writ of capias, under which his client had been taken in an ac- 
tion for false imprisonment. 

" See, gentlemen of the jury," said Mr. Gerard, '" To the people cf the State oi 
New York.' There, gentlemen, only see that. ' To the people of the State ol 
New York.' It was not enough that the defendant himself was pursuing my 
client, but he must set the whole State to hunt him down." 

Mr. Gerard was trying an action involving a right of way which his client 
claimed through the land's of the defendant. The late James T. Brady was coun- 
sel for the latter. Mr. Gerard was explaining to the jury, upon diagrams, where 
his client had a right to go. 

" You don't mean to say," interrupted Mr. Brady, "that the plaintiff has a right 
to go in that direction ? " 

"" Certainly I do," replied Mr. Gerard. 

" Why," said Mr. Brady impulsively, "you might as well say I have a right to 
come into your house as often as I please." 

" So you have, my dear fellow," exclaimed Mr. Gerard. " Won't you come and 
dine with me to-morrow ? " 

Mr. Gerard's professional character was such as to ensure him respect 
not only among his clients, but among men. His practice was to discou- 
rage litigation, and to advocate reconciliation and compromise, and a 
favorite boast of his was that he had settled fifty cases where he had tried 
one. It may be remarked of him, also, that he never sought or put him- 
self in the way of " business," and whatever professional employment 
came to him came unasked and unsought. He was, in fact, as he often 
said of himself, a "miserable business man." His services_ were given 
freely to those in need or trouble, and many of the most active and pro- 
longed contests of his professional career were fought on the side of the 
weak and oppressed, where little or no return was expected. The claims 
of charity always found in him a ready response, ami the geniality and 
sympathy of his nature often made him the prey of the hypocrite. _ 

Mr. Gerard's nature had in it a large philanthropic element, which was 
practically developed in early manhood, and which characterized his life. 
Soon after his marriage lie became a member of the "Societyfor the 
Prevention of Pauperism "; and, observing the ill effects of the incarce- 
ration of youthful delinquents with those older and hardened in crime, he 
strongly advocated the separation of such offenders, with a view to the 
reformation of youth. 

In February, 1823, he presented to the above Society, at a meeting- 
held at the City Hotel, a report written by himself on the subject. The 
report and proceedings are set out in the Commercial Advertiser of the 1 2th, 
13th, and 14th February, 1823. This report was concurred in by the 
other members of the committee, and was printed and extensively circu- 
lated, and, public attention being attracted to the subject, on the 12th 
June, 1S23, a resolution was passed by the Society on the expediency of 
establishing a " House of Refuge," and Mr. Gerard, together with John 
Griscom, Isaac Collins, Cornelius Dubois, Hiram Ketchum, and Ed. Lord, 
were appointed a committee to draft a report. This report was drawn 
and read by Dr. Griscom at a meeting at the City Hotel, on the 19th 
December, 1823. At this meeting the speakers advocating the new 
charity were Dr., subsequently Bishop, Wainwright, Joseph H. Simpson, 
Hiram Ketchum, Professor McVickar, Mr. Gerard, Hugh Maxwell, and 
others. The meeting is reported in the Commercial Advertiser of Decem- 
ber 24, 1823, and in that paper, of the 25th February, 1S24, is an address 
by the new Society to the public, calling for aid in its support. On the 

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29th March, 1S24, the Society was incorporated by the Legislature of 
this State. 

The first House of Refuge was erected on the site of the present 
Madison Square, where was the junction of the Bloomingdale and the 
old Boston Post Road. This locality had been originally a Potters' 
Field, and in 1806 had been ceded to the United States Government for 
an arsenal. After the incorporation of the " Society for the Reformation 
of Juvenile Delinquents," however, a House of Refuge was erected on 
the grounds, which was opened January 1, 1825, with nine inmates. 
Many readers of this magazine will remember the structure, consisting of 
two dark stone buildings, of one hundred and fifty feet in length and 
thirty-eight in breadth, enclosed within high stone walls, and the grounds 
made attractive by trees and shrubbery. This establishment was de- 
stroyed by fire in 1838, and a few years afterwards Madison Square, 
which now adorns that vicinity, was projected. 

Mr. Gerard also, in many instances, provided funds for the education 
and support of artists and other persons destitute of the requisite means 
to provide for themselves proper instruction. These instances are unknown 
beyond his own circle. His interest in the Working-women's Associa- 
tion and other public charities was of an active character, bestowing upon 
them time and attention as well as pecuniary assistance. 

Mr. Gerard also, with an eye to the improvement and benefit of his 
native city, was the first to advocate a " uniformed police.'" His visits to 
Europe had demonstrated to him how much more efficacious was a body 
properly attired and accoutred than the heterogeneous-looking individuals 
that were then the city guardians, looking like Falstaff's army in their 
diverse anil tattered attire, and without that esprit de corps or mutual 
respect which was necessary for their efficiency. By letters to the press, 
and by advocacy of the proposed change before the Police Commis- 
sioners and other officials, he finally so impressed the importance of the 
change upon the community that the uniformed system was formally 
adopted, and has been followed in every city and large town in the 
Union, to the great advantage of the public. . 

After a long, arduous, and successful professional career, Mr. Gerard 
wisely determined to relinquish .active practice of his profession, and to 
relieve the mind from the continued strain and anxiety incidental to a 
professional career. 

A banquet was given him on August 1, 1869, at Delmonico's, by the 
members of the bar of his native city, in token of their regard for him 
and regret at his retirement. This banquet was attended by the leading 
members of the judiciary and bar of the city to the number of three or 
four hundred. 

For the last fifteen years of Mr. Gerard's life he devoted most of his 
active moments to the cause of public education. The public-school 
system of New York State found in him a zealous officer and an earnest 
advocate. Successively school trustee and inspector, he not only ful- 
filled the duties of these offices with fidelity, but in lectures, teachings, 
and social communion with the little people in his school-district and 
elsewhere entertained, instructed, and benefited them, giving them the 
teachings of his experience, reading, and travel, and making each child 
feel for him a personal friendship. 

He was a strong Union man, in the full sense of the word, and 

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although no politician, and always refusing political office, when called 
upon on public occasions, would always freely and boldly express his 
sentiments. He took prominent part in the campaigns which elected 
Harrison and Taylor, in opposition to the extreme war policy of Cass. 

At the great Castle Garden Union meeting he was one of the leading- 
speakers, as also at the great Tabernacle meeting to protest against the 
repeal of the " Missouri Compromise." 

In October, i860, he delivered an address at the great mass-meeting 
at the Cooper Institute to protest against the radical and subversive 
tendencies of certain politicians of the day which were supposed to tend 
to produce (as they did) a civil war. At the convention- in Baltimore, 
just previous to the late civil war, he also denounced extreme measures, 
and advocated a rational and peaceful settlement of existing difficulties. 

The last public speech he made was in 1868 at the Cooper Institute, 
when he denounced, in a forcible and energetic address, the attempt at 
impeachment of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, 
instigated, as it was supposed to be, from mere party motives. 

For the last two years of his life Mr. Gerard had been in somewhat 
failing health. On the 7th of February last he passed from the scenes of 
life. He died in the city where he had lived for over eighty years, and 
with whose history for the last fifty years he has been much identified. 
Though not a man of public life, he left a name honored and respected by 
the community. To the church where the ceremonies of his interment 
were held pressed crowds of his fellow-citizens, both the humble in 
life and those distinguished in literary, educational, official, and social 

Among all present, however, none were more sincere in their mourning 
than the little school-children deputed from the various schools of which 
Mr. Gerard was inspector to represent those who had long known and 
loved him as their counsellor and friend. 



[The following paper was read at the regular monthly meeting of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society by the kind permission of Mrs. Pierre Van Cortlandt, of Croton, 
the only sister of its accomplished authoress, the late Mrs. Helen L. Beck Parmelee, and is pub- 
lished with her assent. These two ladies were the daughters of the late Dr. Theodric Romeyrs 
Beck, the distinguished author of the great standard work on " Medical Jurisprudence," Pro- 
fessor of Materia Medica in the Albany Medical College, head of the Albany Academy, and 
Secretary of the Regents of the Universiiy of New York. 

Mrs. Parmelee was the younger, and a few years after her sister's marriage to Col. Pierre 
Van Cortlandt, of Croton, became the second wite of the Hon. William Parmelee, for many years 
Countv Judge of Albany County, and Recorder and Mayor of the city of Albany. The papeir 
is chiefly drawn from the private papers and diary of Philip Van Cortlandt himself, who was. 
the unCie of her sister's husband, and is, therefore, as authentic as it is interesting. 

Both Judge ant? Mrs. Parmelee died several years ago, and the paper has ever since remain- 
ed in the possession of Mrs. Van Cortlandt. E. F. de L.] 

The traveller on the Hudson River Railroad, in crossing the long 
bridge which spans the Croton River just before its junction with the 
Hudson, may see fronting the bay formed at its mouth a long, low, brown 

124 Col. Philip Van Cortlandt and the New York Continentals. [July, 

building, with a high piazza and dormer windows, half hidden by old 
trees and shrubbery. 

This picturesque dwelling is one of the oldest houses in this country, 
having been built as partly a fort and partly a manordiouse in the times 
when the whole country about it was inhabited by the native tribes; 
and the portdioles are still to be seen in the heavy stone walls which 
were used as a defence against their attacks. 

Among the earliest settlers of the province of the New Netherland 
was Oloff Stevensen Van Cortlandt, burgomaster of the city of New 
Amsterdam, whose name we find as one of the signers of the remon- 
strance transmitted to Holland complaining of Kieft and Stuyvesant, 
and who was also one of the commissioners who met the English depu- 
ties to treat for the surrender of the colony. 

His son, the Hon. Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Mayor of New York in 
1677, purchased large tracts of land from the Indians on the east bank of 
the Hudson, and on both sides of the Croton River, and in 1697 received 
a grant from "William the Third, converting his large possessions into a 
manor containing 83,000 acres, and extending ten miles along the 
Hudson and twenty eastwardly to the borders of Connecticut. These 
letters patent invested the grantee with all the privileges of lord of the 
manor, giving the right of sending a member to the Provincial Assembly, 
and reserving to the crown a yearly rent of forty shillings, "to be paid 
on the feast day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in lieu 
and stead of all other rents and services, dues, duties, and demands 
whatsoever for the afore-recited tracts and parcels of land and meadow, 
lordship, and manor of Cortlandt and premises." Stephanus Van Cortlandt 
lived only three years after having obtained his patent, and at his death 
he bequeathed Verplanck's Point to his eldest son, John, and the rest of 
the manor to be divided amongst his eleven surviving children, of whom 
Philip, the third, and, by the decease of his elder brothers, John and 
Oliver, without male heirs, eventually the head of the family, received 
the lands at Croton River, and on his death, in 1746, bequeathed them to 
his fifth son Pierre (afterwards the first Lieut.-Gov. of the State of New 
York), who married Joanna, daughter of Gilbert Livingston, and with his 
wife and child, Philip, who was born in the city of New York en the 1st 
of September, 1749, removed to the manor-house. 

Pierre's numerous children, with the exception of the eldest, were ail 
born at the manor; and, as they grew up, a small school-house was 
erected about half a mile from the house, where they, with some of the 
neighboring children, received the rudiments of their education, and at 
the'age of fifteen, Philip, the eldest, was sent to Coldingham Academy, 
then under the care of William Adams, a young Scotchman, afterwards 
Professor Adams, where he remained a part of a year learning surveying, 
bookkeeping, and other useful branches ; and on his return home was placed 
with a surveyor, who was principally employed on the manor of Cortlandt, 
and thus became familiar with the surrounding country, being frequently 
employed by the heirs of the Hon. Stephanus Van Cortlandt in laying 
out and disposing of lands in the patent. And, as in the case of his 
illustrious commander, this proved an excellent training for the habits 
of military life. He also engaged in trade and in milling in the imme- 
diate neighborhood of his home. He made numerous visits to New York, 
where his relatives were anions', and allied with, the members of the 

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Government. The Tory kinsmen of the young man were anxious to 
influence him in favor of the mother country, the signs of disaffection 
having already appeared, and he was invited to dine at the Fort, and 
introduced to the government officials. Governor Try on offered him a 
major's commission in a regiment raised in the manor of Cortlandt, of 
which James Verplanck was colonel, which was accepted, and the duties 
entered upon, and for a time performed. 

In 1774, Governor Tryon, accompanied by his wife and secretary, 
Colonel Fanning, visited Pierre Van Cortlandt, at the manor-house. Pierre 
Van Cortlandt was the executor of his father's (Philip Van Cortlandt's) 
estate, and the representative of the manor in the Provincial Assembly ; 
and, in the prospect of a collision between the disaffected and the author- 
ities of the province and of the mother country, it was an important 
matter to obtain his influence for the side of the crown. The numerous 
alliances of the family with the officials of the province, and with the 
members of various noble families in England, rendered it highly probable 
that the family influence would be thrown in that scale. Philip, his 
nephew, the eldest son of his eldest brother Stephen, the head of the 
family, did take the side of the king, and removed to England at the 
close of the war, where his descendants still reside, but the younger 
brother remained true to his native land. 

Tryon, after some conversation, proposed a walk over the farm, and 
led his host to an eminence commanding an extensive view of fertile lands 
in every direction, and here entered upon the purpose of his visit, 
which was to induce him to pledge himself to sustain the interests of the 
crown during the coming struggle, and to relinquish his opposition to the 
measures of the king and parliament, observing that there were yet rich 
lands in the power of the crown to grant, and that places of interest and 
a title, if desired, would not be withheld, 

" My father," says Colonel Philip, " observed, that he was chosen a 
representative by unanimous approbation of a people who placed a con- 
fidence in his integrity to use it with all his ability for their benefit and 
the good of his country as a true patriot, which line of conduct he was 
determined to pursue." Governor Tryon turned abruptly to Fanning, 
and said, " I find our business here must terminate, for nothing can be 
effected in this place, so we will return." And taking a hasty farewell, 
and without waiting to partake of the dinner prepared for them, they 
embarked for New York, 

This patriotic resolve of the father was fully shared by his son, Philip. 
His friends in the city endeavored to persuade him to receive an addi- 
tional appointment from the governor, but he threw Tryon's commission 
in the fire, declared himself ready to sacrifice life and property in the 
defence of his country, and accepted an appointment as member of the 
State Convention from Westchester County. 

Immediately after the battles of Lexington and Concord, Congress 
having decided upon despatching troops to Canada, a commission was sent 
him as lieutenant-colonel in the Fourth Battalion of New York troops, 
under the command of General Montgomery. This commission was 
dated June 18, 1775, and signed by John Hancock, President of Con- 

He immediately abandoned his store, mill, and other property, most 
of which became a total loss. The manor diouse being situated on that 

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" neutral ground" which was overrun with the predatory bands of both 
sides, his father and family not long after were forced to abandon their 
home and retreat to Rhinebeck. 

The family of Pierre Van Cortlandt at this time consisted of Philip, 
Gilbert, who died unmarried in 17S6, Stephen, a lad of sixteen, who was 
dangerously ill at this time with a putrid sore-throat, and who died shortly 
after his brother's departure, and Pierre, a boy of thirteen, afterwards the 
late General Pierre Van Cortlandt of Peekskill, for many years Member 
of Congress from Westchester. (The last married the daughter of Gover- 
nor Ceorge Clinton, and, secondly, Miss Stevenson of Albany, who left 
one son, Pierre, who inherited and now resides at the manor-house. 
The late General Pierre died at Peekskill in 1848.) His daughters were 
Catharine, married to Abraham Van Wyck ; Cornelia, married to Gerard 
Beekman ; and Ann, married to the Hon. Philip S. Van Rensselaer of 
Albany, the only brother of the old Patroon. 

Cornelia, the second daughter, was one of the remarkable women of 
the Revolution, gifted with no common talent and resolution. She re- 
sided during that period at another house belonging to the Van Cortlandt 
family, still standing, about two miles north of Peekskill, and for many 
years the residence of her younger brother, Pierre. Here she kept her 
ground through the whole of the war, surrounded by tories and menaced 
by British soldiery, her husband on one occasion summoned to Tryon's 
camp, and only rescued by the opportune arrival of American troops. 

Shortly before the capture of Andre, an American officer, Lieutenant 
Webb, left in her charge his uniform, and desired her on no account to 
deliver it up without a written order from himself. In some way it 
became known that this was in her possession, and Joshua Hett Smith 
came to her with a pretended message from the American officer claiming 
the uniform, and used every effort to induce her to give it up to him, but 
she steadfastly refused ; and, as it afterwards appeared, her firmness in all 
human probability saved her beloved country, as it was his design to use 
it for the disguise of Andre on his journey to the British lines. Mrs. 
Beekman remained at Peekskill until after the war, when her husband " 
purchased a portion of the confiscated Philipse manor near Tarrytown, and 
they removed to the old manor-house of Philipsburgh, in the immediate 
vicinity of the old Dutch Church, consecrated alike by its ancient memo- 
ries, and by the genius and the grave of Irving, where she ended her 
eventful life in the full possession of her faculties in the year 1847, at the 
great age of 94 years. 

To return to our youthful colonel: Recruiting, disciplining, and 
fitting out new troops was an arduous undertaking, especially as the 
young government possessed but small means of supply. Not long after 
entering on his duties he was obliged to promise one company clothing 
from his own purse ; and, immediately on arriving at Albany, he was 
forced to borrow money to pay his troops, a mutiny having broken 
out, which he quelled with difficulty; and at last succeeded in getting his 
men off to Ticonderoga, where on his arrival, worn out with exertion, and 
grieving for the loss of his favorite brother, Stephen, the news of whose death 
had reached him in the midst of the mutiny, he fell ill of a nervous fever, 
and lay for a long time at the point of death. On recovering enough to 
be moved, General Philip Schuyler, his father's first cousin, whose house 

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seems to have been alike the refuge of friend and foe, took him to Albany, 
where he was carefully nursed until able to return to his friends. 

In the spring of 1776 he reported to the commander-in-chief at New 
York, who gave him orders to rejoin General Schuyler, and await the dis- 
position of the army. 

After Lieutenant-Colonel Van Cortlandt's return to Ticonderoga, 
General Gates arrived there on his retreat from Canada, and took the 
command, and Colonel Van Cortlandt was ordered on a court-martial 
for the trial of Colonel Hazen, arrested on the complaint of General 
Arnold for disobedience of orders. Arnold himself was very near being 
arrested, his conduct in procuring vast quantities of goods from the mer- 
chants in Montreal being fully proved, and his behavior before the court 
being manifestly improper; but he managed to procure an order from 
General Gates sending Colonel Van Cortlandt to Skeensborough, now 
Whitehall, the day after the adjournment of the court, and by this means 
he escaped. On arriving at Skenesborough, now Whitehall, Colonel Wyn- 
koop being unwell, the lieutenant-colonel took command, his duties being 
to forward the troops and superintend the building of galleys. On the re- 
covery of Colonel Wynkoop, Lieutenant-Colonel Van Cortlandt, having 
himself an attack of fever and ague, returned to the south for the recovery 
of his health, and joined General Washington at Kingsbridge, near the 
country-house of his cousin, James Van Cortlandt, the then head of the 
Van Cortlandts of Yonkers, the junior branch of the family. Here he acted 
for a few days as aid to the commander-in-chief. The British were at 
this time landed at Throgg's Neck, and shortly after the battle of White 
Plains took place. At this battle Colonel Ritzema, commanding the 2d 
New York Regiment, remained several miles in the rear, leaving his 
lieutenant- colonel, Baron Frederick Weisenfels, in command, and shortly 
after, disbanding many of his men, joined the British in New York. On 
the discovery of this treachery, Washington filled up one of the blanks 
furnished him by Congress with the name of Philip Van Cortlandt, 
which bears date November 30, 1766, and sent him the commission as 
colonel by express. 

Immediately on its receipt he took leave of his companions-in-arms, 
and set out to take command of his regiment; and passing through New 
Jersey, accompanied only by a friend and a servant, was nearly captured 
by the enemy at Pluckemin. 

Suspecting that there would be a battle at Trenton, he pushed on as 
fast as possible until his horse broke down, when he took that of his ser- 
vant. Meeting a captain of his regiment, he hastened forward, but, being 
overtaken by a storm of hail, snow, and rain, lost his way, and had the 
disappointment of hearing, by the firing three miles off, that the battle 
had commenced, which resulted in the capture of the Hessians, and a 
victory in which he could not participate. 

After this the regiment recruited, and in the spring of 1777 was 
ordered to Peekskill, where they remained a short time, and then after 
crossing to Bergen, and having a skirmish with the enemy, Colonel Van 
Cortlandt took command at White Plains. He was here opposed to a 
line of redoubts extending from Morrisania to the North River on heights 
contiguous to each other, and garrisoned by about 2,500 men. Colonel 
Van Cortlandt had in all but 600 men, and his nearest reinforcements were 
twenty-five miles distant, his own position being at no time more than ten 

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miles distant from the enemy, and frequently in sight of their redoubts. 
This rendered duty very severe, being obliged constantly to shift his 
quarters to avoid being surrounded by a force three times his number. 
In this manner he kept them at bay guarding the neutral ground, and 
frequently alarming their defences. 

Whilst at Eastchester a Mr. Williams came to the camp from the new 
jail in New York, from which he had just been released, on promise of 
carrying a letter to General Burgoyne. Taking from his coat a slip of silk 
sewed inside of it, the following words were found written thereon : 

" To General Burgoyne : 

Our destination is changed. Instead of going to L. D., we shall, in 
three ways, sail for B. N. Regulate your conduct accordingly. 


General Howe was aware that the father of the messenger, Eze- 
kiel Williams, was a member of the Committee of Safety. He was 
sent on to General Putnam, and soon after Colonel Van Cortlandt set 
off for the headquarters, which had moved before he reached Bound 
Brook and met the enemy near Smith's Clove. On waiting on the com- 
mander-in-chief, Washington made enquiries whether he had seen a fleet 
sail up the Sound. "I replied," says the colonel, "that I had two or 
three shallops reported by an armed brig and schooner going to Lloyd's 
Neck for forage for the fleet destined to the Chesapeake, and then men- 
tioned the letter of Williams." 

Some questions respecting precedence with Colonel Henry B. Living- 
ston, of the 4th Regiment, being settled, Colonel Van Cortlandt returned 
to his command, while the army marched towards Philadelphia; and 
shortly after the 2d and 4th Regiments, under the command of Colonel 
Van Cortlandt, were ordered to the relief of Fort Stanwix, which, being- 
situated on the carrving place between the waters of the Mohawk and 
Wood Creek, was considered the key to the communication between 
Canada and the Mohawk. And when General Burgoyne left Montreal 
on his way to attack Albany, a detachment of British troops under Gene- 
ral St. Leger, with a regiment of loyalists and a large body of Indians 
under Brant, were despatched for its capture. 

They arrived at the fort on the 3d of August, and found General Peter 
Gansevoort of Albany in command, with 750 men. The fort was in- 
vested by the enemy, but a diversion was made by the attack, which 
resulted in the battle of Oriskany, and during this engagement Colonel 
Willett made a sortie from the fort with 280 men, which put the enemy to 
flight, capturing camp equipage, clothing, etc., with five British standards, 
and the baggage and papers of the officers. The siege was, however, 
continued, and Colonel Willett and Major Stockwell, making their escape 
from the fort, reached the headquarters of General Schuyler at Stillwater, 
and obtained a relief party under the command of General Arnold; and 
the British, upon hearing of their approach, raised the siege, and with- 
drew to Oswego and thence to Montreal. On the arrival of Colonel 
Van Cortlandt at Albany he was joined by the New Hampshire troops, 
and marched on to Schenectady, and thence up the Mohawk, where he 
was met by the intelligence that the enemy had retreated, and that Arnold 
was returning. They then rejoined the brigade of General Poor, en- 

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camped on Van Schaick Island, at the junction of the Mohawk and the 
Hudson, opposite what is now the village of Lansingburgh. Burgoyne's 
army was advancing, and they moved on to Stillwater, and encamped on 
the banks of the river. 

" One day while at dinner with General Arnold," says Colonel Van 
Cortlandt, " we were informed that the enemy had a reconnoitring 
gunboat that proceeded every night down the river in sight of our 
advance-guard, and then returned ; upon which I observed that, if I 
was permitted to take a command of my men, I would that night capture 
them, if a few battoes with muffled oars could be fitted for me. The gene- 
ral answered: ' Prepare the men, four boats are at your service.' I pro- 
ceeded as far up as Fish Creek, where I concealed my boats and waited 
the approach of the gunboat, which did not arrive. The reason was, the 
enemy had the day previous advanced from Saratoga, and were encamped 
southwest from Blind Moses's, at whose house, about half a mile from me, 
they had an advance-guard, which my patrolling officer discovered. I 
then resolved to surprise that guard, not knowing that their army was 
near. I moved to the southwest in order to surround them, which 
brought me to a fence, where I halted my men ; and, in order to ascer- 
tain the best place to make my attack on the guard, I advanced in com- 
pany with Matthew Clarkson, since made a general, into the field. The 
morning being very foggy, I did not see the sentinels of the enemy until 
I had passed and was challenged; but an owl croaking deceived the sen- 
tinel, and we stood still until I discovered we were near the tents of the 
enemy, who were lighting up their fires as far as I could see, and was cer- 
tain all their army was there, with their right wing extending southwest a 
considerable distance. I then retired silently to the road I had left near 
the river, and stopped at a house on an eminence which was empty, and 
sent a non-commissioned officer express to inform Generals Arnold and 
Poor and Colonel Morgan that the enemy was advancing, so that they 
might make arrangements immediately to check them ; which was done, for 
Colonel Morgan had a skirmish with their advance-guard the same day, 
which had the desired effect of forcing them to the left nearer the river 
and more in our front, which was a fortunate circumstance, for had they 
that day passed our left they might, by a forced march, have proceeded 
to Albany, for they would have had possession of the heights all the way, 
and we must have approached them with disadvantage. But, as it was, 
the next day we met their advance on equal ground, and- a severe engage- 
ment ensued, and I am happy to say that my discovery of the enemy's 
advance saved the capture of the city of Albany." 

In the battle of the 19th of September Colonel Van Cortlandt's regi- 
ment was engaged, first against the Hessians, and next against a troop 
of light infantry. Colonel Livingston, upon whom Colonel Van Cortlandt 
called for assistance, filing off with his men, and the Hessians rallying 
and returning, he fell back to a footpath three feet lower than the level 
of the ground upon which they had been engaged. The sun had set, 
and directing his men to await the enemy's fire, and then aim under the 
flash, the bullets rattled over their heads, and the return fire of the Ameri- 
cans was given with deadly effect, the enemy having advanced to within 
four or five rods, and suffered severely. 

This was one of the longest, warmest, and most obdurate battles fought 
in America. "The theatre of action," says General Wilkinson, '-was 

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such that, although the combatants changed ground a dozen times in the 
course of the day, the contest terminated on the spot where it began. The 
British line was formed on an eminence in a thick pine wood, having 
before it Freeman's farm, an oblong field stretching from its centre towards 
its right, the ground in front sloping gently down to the verge of this field, 
which was bordered on the opposite side by a close wood. The sangui- 
nary scene lay in the cleared ground between the eminence occupied by 
the enemy and the wood just described. The fire of our marksmen from 
this wood was too deadly to be withstood by the enemy in line, and when 
they gave way and broke, our men, rushing from their covert, pursued 
them to the eminence, where, having their flanks protected, they rallied, 
and charging again, drove us back into the wood, from whence a dreadful 
fire would again force them to fall back; and in this manner did the 
battle fluctuate, like the waves of a stormy sea, with alternate advantages 
for four hours without one minute's intermission. The British artillery fell 
into our possession at every charge, but we could neither turn them upon 
the enemy nor bring them off; the wood prevented the last, and the want 
of a match the first, as the linstock was invariably carried off, and the 
rapidity of the transaction did not allow us time to provide one. The 
slaughter of this brigade of artillerists was remarkable, the captain and 
36 men being killed and wounded out of 48. It was truly a gallant con- 
flict, in which death by familiarity lost its terrors, and certainly a drawn 
battle, as night alone terminated it ; the British army keeping its ground 
in the rear of the field of action, and our corps, when they could no longer 
distinguish objects, returning to their own camp." 

From this time until the 7th of October the hostile armies lay opposite 
to one another, the one strengthening its position, and the other its forces, 
and constant attacks taking place on the pickets. 

The details of the memorable battle of Saratoga, which resulted in 
the surrender of Burgoyne, are too well known to need repetition here. 
Poor's Brigade, to which the 2d Regiment, under Colonel Van Cortlandt, 
was attached, was engaged, and bore themselves with gallantry. 

The history of Arnold's remarkable conduct on this day receives 
additional proof from the account given by Colonel Van Cortlandt. 
Having been relieved of command, and on ill terms with General Gates, 
he yet remained on the field, and, though bearing himself with his usual 
bravery, confused the troops by issuing on his own responsibility useless 
and contradictory orders, which have been attributed not only to rash- 
ness, but intoxication. One ill consequence of his interference is thus 
related by Colonel Van Cortlandt : " I being with General Poor's brigade, 
and advancing, the enemy retiring towards their battery, as the Hessians 
went towards theirs, General Arnold, now in the field, and in sight of 
their nine-gun battery, sent his aid to the right, ordering General Poor 
to bring his men into better order; as we were pursuing, this order 
arrested our progress, and prevented our taking the British battery in 
less than ten minutes, as we should have entered it almost as soon as the 
British, as Morgan did that of the Flessians, which Arnold discovered 
after sending the above order to General Poor ; and as he had also sent 
another order to the left, by his other aid, he now rode as fast as he could 
to counteract his own order, hurrying on the left, and the Hessian bat- 
tery, where he was wounded ; finding it too late, after the British had 
gained their battery, and rallied after their panic, and could again fire 

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their cannon at us, which they could not do while running from us, we 
had orders to return to our encampment, it being near night. The next 
morning our brigade was ordered out at daybreak, and we found that 
the enemy was gone from the battery and retired towards the left, keep- 
ing possession of the high lands near the river, and defended by woods 
and cannon mounted, near which General Lincoln was wounded. The 
following night they retired to Saratoga, where they surrendered Octo- 
ber 17." 

After the surrender, Colonel Van Cortlandt "accompanied Adjutant- 
General Wilkinson to Albany." This is the simple entry in his diary, but 
General Wilkinson, in his memoirs, states that, being unable to keep his 
seat on horseback, he was placed on a bed in a wagon by the side of 
Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt, who was reduced to a similar state of 
debility, and conveyed to Albany. Here he remained until the arrival of 
General Poor, and then proceeded down the river where the enemy were 
burning Kingston and other places; but as they retreated, the brigade 
halted, and, General Poor being ill, Colonel Van Cortlandt took com- 
mand and joined the main army under Washington, and hutted at Valley 
Forge. When the army moved, Colonel Van Cortlandt was stationed at 
Radnor Meeting House, nine miles from Philadelphia, and when they left 
he was ordered to remain and superintend the encampment. To this he 
demurred, and appealed to the commander-in-chief, pleading the pro- 
spect of an engagement and his desire to participate in it. Washington 
replied that " it was not always convenient to have recourse to the Army 
Register when a confidential officer was wanted for a particular purpose." 
There was no reply to be made to this, the colonel remained, and the 2d 
Regiment was engaged in the battle of Monmouth without its leader, 
which deprivation he deeply felt. Obedience to orders and a soldier's 
duty alone consoled him. 

When the army marched, upwards of 3,000 men were left in the camp 
and hospital, 1,500 of whom were too unwell to be moved. A fever, 
resembling the yellow fever, raged violently. One of the physicians died, 
and the colonel's old faithful soldier and attendant, Mr. Lent, one of the 
tenants from the manor, where many of his name still reside. 

When relieved of his onerous and painful post, Colonel Van Cortlandt 
rejoined his regiment, and afterwards returned home for a few days ; and 
whilst there, General Clinton applied for the 2d Regiment to be detailed 
to guard the frontier, where Brant and his Indians were burning and 
destroying, which position they occupied during the winter of 1778 and 

in the spring of 1779, Brant being stationed on the Delaware, Colonel 
Van Cortlandt, with 250 men, set off to surprise him, but was met on his 
way by despatches from General Washington ordering him to Pennsylvania, 
to join General Sullivan. He returned, and was preparing for his march, 
having summoned the militia of Ulster Co. to relieve him, when on the 
3d of April, having called in the guard from the block-house, smoke was 
discovered rising from a village about six miles to the southeast, and a lad 
came in from the neighborhood, informing him that the Indians were en- 
gaged in their work of destruction. This calamity was caused by the 
desertion of two men of the regiment, who had informed Brant that their 
comrades waiting for the wagons, and for the militia under Colonel Can- 
tine, who had arrived only that day, had caused a delay of which the 

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Indians were not aware. They were, therefore, entirely unprepared for 
the advance which was immediately made. Brant had with him about 
j 50 Indians, who retired on the approach of the troops. Colonel Cantinc 
pursued them, but the Indians crossed the swamp and escaped. As 
Colonel Van Cortlandt was leaning against a pine-tree waiting for his men 
to close up, Brant ordered one of his men to pick him off, but the ball 
passed three inches above his head. The conclusion of this story is 
characteristic of both men. Some years after the war was ended, General 
Van Cortlandt was seated in church, a small Methodist church built upon 
the farm at Cortlandt Manor, about a mile from the house, the lieutenant- 
governor and his wife, in common with some others of the connections 
of the Livingston family, being devoted members of that communion. 
The main road from Albany to New York winds through the farm, pass- 
ing directly in front of the church and leading down to the bridge of the 
Croton. At that time the stages from Albany passed constantly, the 
tavern where they rested being on the road a short distance north of the 
church. As the general was seated by the window he saw a stranger 
passing through the adjoining graveyard, and who, as he went by, glanced 
in at the window. The face was a striking and a familiar one. Where 
had he seen it ? A few minutes' meditation solved the question. When 
Brant visited England in 1776 he was received at court with marked 
distinction, and Romney painted his picture in full war costume. From 
this likeness some fine engravings had been published, and the general (for 
he was breveted a general after the war) had at the manor-house a framed 
copy of this portrait, still in the possession of one of the family. The 
moment that the conviction " This is Brant " crossed his mind, he rose 
and quietly left the church, and, walking after the stranger, accosted him 
by name. Brant replied politely, but expressed surprise that he should 
be recognized in that neighborhood. The general introduced himself, 
and, falling into conversation, they walked back to the tavern, where they 
•dined together, and talked over their various adventures during the war. 
In the course of their interview the skirmish near Saghawack was spoken 
of, and Brandt related his orders to shoot down the commanding officer, 
but the man's sight was deceived by the fluttering of the leaves or some 
such cause, and he sighted an inch or more too high. " Had I fired my- 
self," continued Brandt, " I should not have had the pleasure of meeting 
you to-day." " Indeed," replied the general, smiling, " I am very happy 
that you did not." "And I, sir," said Brant, bowing — for, with all his 
native ferocity, he was a polished gentleman — " And I, sir, am also ex- 
tremely happy I did not." 

Two days after the attack on the Indians, Colonel Van Cortlandt 
marched his regiment to Fort Penn, and there received orders from 
General Sullivan to make a road through the wilderness to Wilkesbarre 
on the Susquehanna, a distance of thirty miles, and passing the great 
swamp; which he performed with 600 men in thirty days. For this 
duty his early business of a surveyor, and his experience of life in the 
woods, had peculiarly fitted him. At Wilkesbarre he took post in 
advance of General Hand's men, and waited the arrival of Sullivan, who 
marched over the road with Maxwell's and Poor's brigades. The atro- 
cities of the Indians at Wyoming and in Western New York had stirred 
up Congress to active measures, and the force put under command of 
-General Sullivan consisted of the 2d and 4th New York Regiments, rein- 

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forced by some other troops now with him; and the 1st and 3d New- 
York, with some troops from other States, under the command of General 
James Clinton, were now on their way through Central New York to join 
him. The army passed up the Susquehanna in 150 boats, and, saluted 
by guns from the fort and the cheers of the soldiery, formed an imposing- 
display. Arriving at Tioga Point, a detachment was sent forward to 
Chemung, where a skirmish ensued, ending in the burning of the Indian 

General Clinton had arrived at Canajoharie early in the spring, and 
sending out a detachment against the Onondaga Indians, destroyed their 
whole settlement, killed between twenty and thirty warriors, and took 
thirty-seven muskets. He then, with great labor, opened a road from 
Canajoharie to the head of Otsego Lake, carrying his boats on wagons. 
After passing through the lake he made a dam at its outlet, the eastern 
branch of the Susquehanna, and, when all was in readiness, broke it away, 
when the current carried the boats swiftly down the river, and on the 22d 
of August they joined the main body at Tioga, when all moved on to 
Newtown, now Elmira, where Brant and Butler had made a stand. The 
name of Butler's rangers struck terror into the hearts of the frontier, and 
at the massacre of Cherry Valley, the year before, the cruelties of Walter 
Butler far exceeded those of Brant, sparing neither friend nor foe. 

The Indians had scoffed at the intelligence of the expedition, believing 
it impossible for regular troops to force their way through such a wilder- 
ness, but, on their approach, prepared to oppose their progress. The 
action commenced at sunrise on the 29th by General Hand's men, rein- 
forced by Maxwell's and Poor's brigades, and General Clinton, at nine 
o'clock, was ordered to the right, where they were obliged to mount a 
hill occupied by Indians. " I requested General Clinton," says Colonel 
Van Cortlandt, " to permit me to charge with bayonets, as soon as I 
gained the heights, on the flank of the Indians. He consented, and 
ordered the charge to be made, he leading the 1st Regiment and I the 
2d, which ended the battle in five minutes." The enemy were completely 
routed, and ran, and left their dead, which they seldom do unless obliged 
to leave them, and threw away their packs and arms. The Americans lost 
only three men, and not one of the New York brigades was either killed 
or wounded. 

Brant, after the war, informed Colonel Van Cortlandt that he had 
1,800 Indians, which, with refugees and Butler's command, made 2,200 men, 
and being asked why then had they fled, replied that his Indians would 
never stand against bayonets. 

The army then advanced through Catherine's Town, between Seneca 
and Cayuga Lakes, which derives its name from the celebrated Catherine 
Montour, a half-breed of Canada, said to have been the daughter of a French 
governor. After the death of her husband, a Seneca chief, she frequently 
accompanied the deputations of the Six Nations, and one of her sons was 
accused of great cruelty at the massacre of Wyoming. The corn-fields 
and orchards were destroyed, and about thirty dwellings. They met on 
their way with many fine towns, apple and peach orchards, and good 
houses. One, Kanadasaga, at the foot of Seneca Lake, near the 
present village of Geneva, the capital of the Senecas, contained sixty 
houses. After passing Geneva and Canandaigua, they encamped at 
Honneyoye. Here Lieutenant Boyd, with sixteen men, was sent out to 

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reconnoitre, taking with him a. guide, Hanyous, or Hanyeny, a friendly 
Oneida. They killed two Indians, but on their return were met by Butler's 
men who had been in front, and were all killed but the lieutenant and 
his sergeant, who were taken prisoners. The Oneida, having incurred 
their deadly hatred, was literally hewed in pieces, and Boyd, according to 
Butler's statement, was sent forward under a guard to Niagara, but in 
passing through a Genessee village was tomahawked by an old Indian. 
But Colonel Van Cortlandt states that the prisoners were sacrificed that 
night, and that they found them killed, tomahawked, and scalped, and 
their heads cut off, and lying on the ground where they had their dance. 
At this place were 120 houses, which the troops destroyed. This was on 
the Genessee flats, and, after destroying the Genessee Castle, the army 
returned to Honneyoye, and from thence to Newtown, now Elmira, on 
the 24th, and reached Easton on the 15th of October. The whole distance 
from Easton to the Genessee Castle was 280 miles, and the army lost not 
more than forty killed and wounded, notwithstanding the fatigue and 
exposure. The Indians were driven back to Niagara, and few ever 
returned to their old homes. The Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca coun- 
tries being laid waste, these tribes depended on the British for support, 
and, remaining about Niagara, many perished during the ensuing winter, 
and the power of the confederacy was broken for ever. 

General Gansevoort, with 100 men, was detached to Fort Schuyler, with 
instructions to proceed and destroy the Mohawk Castle, but to spare the 
Upper Castle inhabited by the Onheskas, and, in passing through the coun- 
try of the Oneidas, to be very careful to do them no damage. These in- 
structions were carefully followed. The troops passed down, and succeeded 
in their attack on the Mohawk Castle, but, when about to destroy the 
dwellings, the frontiersmen, who had been driven from their homes, applied 
to General Gansevoort for permission to inhabit them, as they were fur- 
nished with household utensils, and had grain, horses, cows, etc., which were 
distributed among the refugees. The deserted territories of these hostile 
tribes were settled shortly after the war, this expedition serving to open 
the roads, and to acquaint the soldiers with the richness and beauty of 
these magnificent lands. In 17S8, General James Clinton, General Ha- 
thorn, and General Cantine, commissioners on the part of the State, 
surveyed a portion of the southwestern part of this region, and settlers 
poured in rapidly. An account is given in the diary of an officer 
belonging to Sullivan's army of the surprise and delight of the officers and 
men on emerging from the forest upon the Genessee flats, with miles of 
grass ten feet high, a rare sight before the prairies were laid open to the 
eyes of civilized men. 

After this expedition the 2d Regiment encamped at Morristown, and 
remained all winter, making huts of logs when the snow became deep. 
Colonel Van Cortlandt was ordered to Philadelphia on a court-martial 
for the trial of General Arnold. On this board were four officers who had 
been at the court-martial held at Ticonderoga for the trial of Colonel 
Hazen, and they were unanimously for cashiering Arnold, but were over- 
ruled, and he was sentenced only to a reprimand from the commander-in- 
chief, a fatal lenity, as events subsequently proved. The regiment re- 
mained at Morristown until the spring of 1780, and then marched toward 
the northern frontiers of New York. The colonel, returning to West Point, 
was selected to command a regiment of infantry under General Lafayette, 

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just then returned from his fifteen months' visit to France. The two 
brigades under his command were one under General Hand, Colonel 
Stewart of Pennsylvania, Colonel Ogden of New Jersey, and Colonel 
Van Cortlandt of New York. The other brigade was commanded by 
General Poor, with Colonel Shepherd of Massachusetts, Colonel Swift of 
Connecticut, and Colonel Gerardt, a French officer, with Colonel H. Lee 
and his troop of cavalry and a major commanding artillery. This 
command was stationed at Tappan, menacing the enemy in New York, 
but they gave them no opportunity of engaging them, although they 
marched to Bergen and to Staten Island; and in November, 1780, the 
officers of Major-General Lafayette's division were ordered to join their 
respective regiments, while he proceeded to Virginia. In December 
the five New York regiments were ordered to be consolidated into two ; 
the 1st and 3d to be under the command of General Van Schaick, 
and the 2d, 4th, 5th, J. Livingston's, and that part of Spencer's be- 
longing to this State, to be under the command of Colonel Van Cortlandt. 
These troops were scattered all along the Mohawk, the old 4th being 
stationed at Fort Schuyler, now Utica. The colonel was ordered to 
that place to relieve Colonel Cochran, who had been appointedhis lieu- 
tenant-colonel, and who left on a furlough, after having had a trying post, 
destitute of nearly every supply. It was probably during this occupation 
of Fort Schuyler that the following incident occurred. Batteaux had ar- 
rived at Fort Herkimer with provisions, but around Fort Schuyler lay 
Brandt and his Indians. Colonel Van Cortlandt despatched a mes- 
senger to say that it was unsafe to send on the supplies. The runner 
started, and, when about two or three miles on his journey, came to a 
bridge over a dry run, which was filled with white-oak branches, with 
their leaves on. Apprehending danger, he returned, and another messen- 
ger volunteered. Taking off his shoes as he approached the bridge, he 
discovered a place where he might pass the centre without treading on a 
leaf, which he did with great caution, and reached Fort Herkimer in 
safety. In the interview before described between Brant and Colonel 
Van Cortlandt he informed him that every oak branch was in the hand of 
an Indian, who, upon the slightest rustle, would have started to the attack. 
A light fall of snow discovered the footprints, by which they knew that the 
messenger had passed. Brant's object was to have the provisions sent on, 
to attack the sleds, and, after killing the escort, to dress his own men in 
the clothes of the drivers, and so introduce them into the fort. This, the 
colonel informed him, would not have succeeded, as he never suffered the 
gates of the fort to be opened without calling the guard and manning the 
cannon which commanded the entrance. Fort Schuyler was at this time 
in a very ruinous condition, and shortly after the barracks took fire and 
destroyed what was left. Colonel Van Cortlandt, who was in Albany, 
went on and brought off the cannon, etc., to Fort Herkimer, and a new 
fort was commenced under the direction of a French engineer, Major Ville- 
franc. After approving the plan and clearing off the timber and brush, 
being joined by a few nine months' men under Captain Ellsworth, Colonel 
Van Cortlandt was ordered to Albany and to call in his men from Fort Plain- 
stone, Arabia, Johnstown, Schoharie, etc., leaving Captains Ellsworth and 
Moody at Fort Herkimer, where the former was killed by Indian scouts 
three days after while out on a fishing party. The regiment having all 
joined, they encamped on the Patroon's flats, near Albany, to await the 

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building of thirty-four boats, and, when they were completed, embarked 
with their baggage for West Point, where Colonel Van Cortlandt had an 
interview with the commander-in-chief, and received secret orders to pro- 
ceed through New Jersey, taking boats, entrenching tools, etc., and to 
proceed with deliberation, informing him daily of their progress, for which 
purpose he sent a dragoon every day, this being the rear-guard of the 
army. On arriving at Trenton they took boats down the Delaware to 
Philadelphia, and then proceeded to the head of Elk, where they left 
their boats and went by land to Baltimore, and after a few days joined 
the army at Williamsburg, whence they marched to Yorktown. On his 
arrival, Colonel Van Cortlandt was ordered out witli a strong picket guard 
to relieve Colonel Schammil, who had invested the town, but this officer, 
unfortunately mistaking a British patrol of horse for our own men, had been 
surrounded, and was mortally wounded. The commander-in-chief and 
other officers came to the redoubt, and were fired on by the enemy, but 
without effect. General Washington then directed Colonel Van Cortlandt 
to keep his men as they were at present disposed out of sight of the bat- 
tery, and at night to surround the town to the right with sentinels all the 
way to York River, whilst the French pickets would do the same to the 
left, and the next morning the enemy saw themselves surrounded by a 
line of vigilant troops, who threw up an intrenchment, and planted can- 
non, to which "Washington himself applied the first match. The ball 
crashed through the town, and struck a house where some British officers 
were at dinner, killing the one at the head of the table. The enemy had 
two redoubts about 350 yards in advance of the line, and batteries which 
surrounded the town, and it was determined to storm them. General 
Lafayette's light infantry was sent to one, the French grenadiers, under 
the Baron de Viomenil, to the other. The light infantry, under Colonel 
Hamilton, Major N. Fish, and other officers, took the one near the river 
in a few minutes. When General Lafayette sent word to the French 
baron, he returned answer that his battery was not taken, but would be 
in five minutes, " which," says Colonel Van Cortlandt, " I believe he 
did." Both the above were brilliant exploits, and crown the assailants 
with everlasting honor, particularly as they extended mercy to every one 
who solicited it after entering the works, which was not the case when 
Bayton's horse were surprised. "After the redoubts were taken," con- 
tinues the colonel, "we advanced our lines in their range, and the next 
morning I advanced the New York Brigade, which I then commanded, 
with drums and colors flying, and carried arms up to the redoubt which 
Baron Viomenil had taken; which insulting movement drew on us the 
resentment of our enemies, who fired an incessant shower of shells, without 
doing any injury, only killing a French grenadier in my front, and a Vir- 
ginian retiring on my left. One of the shots, as I entered the entrenchment, 
cut its upper part, and almost covered me and the Baron Steuben, who 
was meeting me., when he directed me to stop my music, when the firing 
ceased. When I came to the redoubt, it was necessary to cut away a part 
to get a mortar to play on the enemy. One of Captain Vandenburgh's 
fatigue party was killed the first stroke he struck by a nine-pound ball, 
which carried oft" his thigh close to his bod)-. On seeing this, a volunteer 
was called for, as the case was desperate, when a soldier, who had been 
disgraced, as he told me, without a cause, took the place and performed 
the work, although, during its execution three balls were fired at him, all 

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of which came within six inches, and one almost covered his head with 
sand. His name was Peter Christian Vouch, and his brother is my 
neighbor at Peekskill. One night the enemy, I suppose to save appear- 
ances, made a sortie on a French battery by surprise, killed some, and 
spiked the guns, but were soon obliged to retire with some loss." 

Cornwallis, as a last resort, attempted to cross the river at Gloster, with 
all the army, to make a forced march across the Rappahannock, but a 
storm of wind and rain providentially swelled the water, and forced them 
back, and he was at last obliged to submit, and sent a Hag to Washington, 
asking for a suspension of hostilities to negotiate terms of surrender, which 
were accepted; and on the 19th of October, 1781, one of the proudest 
days in our calendar, the flower of the British army laid down their arms. 
The French and American armies were drawn up on either side of the 
road from Yorktown to Hampton — Washington and Rochambeau at 
their head. The gallant General Lincoln, who had surrendered to Corn- 
wallis shortly before, was deputed by the commander-in-chief to receive 
the sword of the earl, which was presented by General O'Hara, Corn- 
wallis himself feigning illness to escape from the mortification. In the 
full view of the two armies and an assembled multitude, twenty-eight Bri- 
tish captains each presented the flags of their regiments, and then the army 
of 7,000 men were conducted to the field of deposit, and laid down their 
arms, and Lincoln had the proud satisfaction of superintending the whole 
ceremony. The prisoners were soon sent to the interior, and General 
Clinton, commander of the New York division, and General Dayton ot 
the New Jersey troops, being both too unwell to return by land, Colonel 
Van Cortlandt was appointed to the command of both, and with 700 
British and Hessian prisoners marched to Fredericksburg, and delivered 
them to the Virginia militia. Silver in those war times seems to have been 
as much a rarity in the Old Dominion as at present, for the colonel re- 
marks : '• I was asked at Hanover Court House five dollars for a bowl ot 
apple toddy, but was satisfied by paying one silver dollar." After deliver- 
ing up the prisoners, he continued his march through Alexandria, George- 
town, Bladensburg, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, to Trenton, where the 
New Jersey troops left, and the New York brigade marched to Pompton, 
and commenced huts for their winter accommodation, which, alter all, 
appears to have been of a miserable sort. They were scant of clothing 
and provisions, and obliged to labor hard to keep their huts warm. The 
chaplain, Dr. John Ganno, not having any opportunity of preaching 
except in the open air, for which the men were poorly provided, went 
home and returned as soon as the winter broke up. The church in the 
low grounds was obtained for him to preach in, and on Saturday evening, 
the night before his first sermon, in looking at the brigade, the colonel 
remarked that it would be much more satisfactory if the men were enlisted 
for the war, many of them being six or nine months' men whom the colo- 
nel was anxious to retain. The politic dominie introduced his discourse 
on the Sabbath morning with the remark that it always gave him pleasure 
to preach to soldiers, especially when he had good tidings to communicate, 
and he would aver of a truth that our Lord and wSaviour approved ot all 
who engaged in his service for the whole warfare; no six or nine 
months' men in his service. "This," adds the colonel, "had a fine 
effect, for many enlisted shortly after to silence the pleasantry, I suppose, 
of their companions — a good hint for the successors ot the reverend 

138 Col. Philip Van Cortlandt and the New York Continentals. [July. 

chaplain." The spring of 1782 having fairly opened, the men left their 
huts and encamped on the flat fields, where they exercised and manoeuvred. 
Baron Steuben made a visit of a few days to the camp. And before they 
left the huts, General and Mrs. Washington visited Colonel Van Cort- 
landt, and remained at his quarters from Saturday until Monday, when 
they were escorted to Newburgh ; and in the summer following the com- 
mand marched to Verplanck's Point, where they encamped, and* were 
joined by New England and New Jersey troops. The French army, 
under Rochambeau, halted there on their way to Peekskill, when they 
were reviewed by the commander-in-chief and the French General — 
Major-General Steuben commanding. This was the first and only period 
in his six years' service that Colonel Van Cortlandt had been stationed 
in the neighborhood of his home, and able to receive and return the visits 
of his relations; but, with true soldier-like preference of his duty whilst 
speaking of his enjoyment of this privilege, he says: "This, in some 
measure, made amends for the inactivity of the campaign." 

After an uneventful summer the army hutted at New Windsor, near 
the residence of General Clinton, and, though better provided for than be- 
fore, yet were sadly destitute of clothing and provisions, and as yet unpaid 
for all their faithful service. There was a prospect of peace, and of their 
being returned penniless to their homes, and disaffection was at work in 
high quarters. The officers who had been promised by Congress half 
pay for life asked for what was due them, and a commutation of the pen- 
sion. But no prospect of relief appeared, and a meeting of the officers 
was called by an anonymous letter, and an address to the troops was 
privately circulated. Washington was alluded to as their illustrious leader, 
and called upon in terms which might have tempted a less pure patriot to 
a dangerous assumption of authority. But he was above suspicion, and 
railing a meeting of the commanding officers, at which Colonel Van 
Cortlandt as chief of the New York Brigade attended, addressed them in 
warm terms, and pledged himself to the utmost exertions in their behalf, 
and condemned, in the roost emphatic manner, the man who attempted 
to open the flood-gates of civil discord by calling upon the army to assert 
its claims by violence. The officers formed a unanimous resolve to 
support order and discipline, and at a subsequent meeting of all the 
officers this was confirmed, in the belief that Congress would ultimately 
reward the sufferings and services of the faithful soldiers. The army was 
shortly after disbanded, and the New York Brigade presented their colors 
and musical instruments to Governor George Clinton at his residence at 
Poughkeepsie, and then dispersed to their respective homes; and their 
commander, after seven years of hard service and untiring devotion to his 
country, returned to his home at the manor-house at Croton River, to 
which his father, Pierre Van Cortlandt, had returned some years before. 
Pierre Van Cortlandt had been elected the first Lieutenant-Governor of 
the State of New York under the new constitution of 1777, and continued 
in that office for eighteen successive years, when, in the year 1795, ne c ' e " 
clined a re-election, and retiring to the manor of Cortlandt, resided thereuntil 
his death in 18 14, at the ripe age of 93 years. Here the diary from which 
most of the foregoing memoir has been compiled closes. In 1783 Congress 
conferred on Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt the rank of brigadier-general 
by brevet for gallant conduct at Yorktown. Afterwards elected member 
of Congress for the district in which he resided, he served in that capacity 

1 874.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin U'oolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 139 

for sixteen years. He was also one of the Commissioners of Forfeiture;, 
and one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. h\ 
1824, when Major- General Lafayette revisited this country, his old com- 
panion-in-arms accompanied him on his tour through the United States. 
On the death of his father in 1814, he succeeded to the manor-house and 
its estate, where he lived in the quiet of private life. He died unmarried on 
the 21st of November, 1831, at the age of 82 years, ami was interred in the 
family burying-ground on a hill above the manor-house, near the very 
spot where, more than fifty years before, his father had nobly declared for 
the cause of liberty— leaving the country for which he fought great and 
united, and without having seen the rising clouds of that disunion so 
deprecated by his fellow-patriots, and spared the anguish of beholding 
that same battle-field where he so proudly witnessed the downfall of his 
country's foes again the scene of mortal strife, but baptized this time with 
the blood of brethren. 


By Benjamin W. Dwight, of Clinton, N. Y. 
(Continued from page 83, of Vol. V.) 

Fourth Generation— Children .- 

114. I. John Hoog Welles, b. May 3, 1796, was a commission mer- 
chant at Mobile, Ala, where he d. Jan. 5, 1832, at. 35. He m. Aug. 8, 
1828, Elizabeth Dawson, of Mobile. 

115. II. Mary Eliza Welles, b. April 28, 1797, m. as his second 
wife, Dec. 6, 18 19, William Johnson, b. in England Nov. 11, 1789 (son of 
Thomas and Hannah Johnson, who came to America in 1795). His 
first wife was Julia Russell, b. June 3, 1794, whom he m. March 11, 1813, 
and who d. of consumption, eet. 24, April 10, 1819. 

Mrs. Marv E. Johnson d. at New York May 30, 1862, at. 65. He m. 
for a third wife Aug. 23, 1865, her sister, Helen Lydia Welles, b. May 21. 
1798. He was a wool merchant for several years in New York, but about 
1842 removed to New Haven, Ct., and was President of the City Bank 
of New Haven, and afterwards Treasurer and President of the New Haven 
and Northampton Railroad Company, and held other important offices. 
He was a man of industry and energy, and of thorough integrity and 
honor, and had a large property, acquired by his skill and perseverance. 
He d. Feb. 28, 1874, eet. 84. His widow resides at New Haven. 
He had by his first marriage five children : 

1. William Henry Johnson, b. April 24, 1S21, died of croup March 2S, 1S22. 

2. Helen Euphemia Johnson, b. Sept. 21, 1824, died of whooping-cough Aug. K>, 

3. Julia Russell Johnson, b. July 24, 1826, d. at Fair Haven Nov. 2S, 1866, 
ivt. 40. 

4. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, b. Tune 15, 1829, "united with the Spring Street 
Church, N. Y., April 27, 1837, at. 8." She married B. C. Thayer, Esq., a lawyer 
in New York. 

5. Euphemia Helen Johnson, b. May 22, 1834, d. April 9, 1835. 

140 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [July, 

116. III. Helen Lydia Welles, b. May 21, 1798, m. Aug. 23, 1865. 
William Johnson, Esq., of New Haven. 

117. IV. Abigail Woolsey Welles, b. Jan. 26, iSco, m. Oct., 1829, 
Rev. Henry Gilbert Ludlow, pastor successively at New York (the Spring 
Street Church), New Haven, Ct., Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and Oswego, 
N. Y. She d. at Poughkeepsie Feb. 27, 1849, at. 45. He d. in 1867. 

Two children : 

1. Fitziiiigh Ludlow, well known as a racy writer by journalistic readers. 

2. Helen W. Ludlow, a teacher now in the Hampton School for colored pupils 
at Fortress Monroe, Va. 

11S. V. William Alfred Welles, b. March 30, 1S02, m. Lucinda 
Tenney, of Belleville, U. C, where he was a printer. He d. May 29, 
1847, at - 45- 

He had five children : 

1. Wiltiam A. Welles, b. in 1833. 

2. John W. Welles.h. in 183C. 

3. Mary A. Welles, b. in 1S41. 

4. Matilda Welles, b. Aug. , 1842. 

5. Alice Elizabeth Welles, b. Sept., 1S44. 

119. VI. Edward Livingston Welles, b. April 16, 1807, was a clerk 
in a wholesale_paint store in New York, where he d. unmarried Sept. 25. 
1853, eel. 46. 

Third Generation. 

S7. VIII. Rebecca Welles (dau. of Rev. Dr. Noah Welles, of Stam- 
ford, and Abigail Woolsey), b. July 1, 1767,111. March 8, 17S7, John 
William Holly, b. March, 1762, in Stamford (son of John Holly and 
Elizabeth King), the owner of two large flour-mills in Stamford (one of 
ten pairs of stones, and the other of sixteen). He d. Sept. 23, 1838, cei. 
76. She d. March 13, 1859, cet 92. Six children. 

Fourth Generation — Children. 

120. I. Maria Theodosia Holly, b. Aug. 24, 1788, m., about 1807, 
Henry Hudson, a paper manufacturer at Hartford, Ct., where he d. many 
years since. His widow resided at Stamford, and d. there Dec. 26, 1870, 
at. 82. 

121. II. John Melancthon Holly, b. July 20, 1791, d. May 19, 

122. III. John Melancthon Holly 20, b. Oct. 1, 1793, was a mer- 
chant in New York, and d. about 1853. 

123. IV. William Welles Holly, b. Dec. 9, 1793, m. Jan. 2r, 
1822, Anne (dau. of John J. Glover, of New York, b. in England, and 
Sarah Cornell, of L. I.), b. Sept. 9, 1795. Shed. June 26, 1858. He is 
still living (1874) at Stamford, where he was a merchant for many years. 

His children : 

1. Sarah Rebecca, b. March 15, 1823, d. unmarried Feb. 14, 1S72. 

2. John Glover, b. May 3, 1825, lost at sea Aug. iS, 1844. 

3. Pierre Roubeau, M.D., b. June 4, 1827, a physician in Stamford, unmarried 


4. Elizabeth Alice, b. March 17, 1829, m. in 1863 Charles Augustus Ilawley, of 

1874-] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 141 

Stamford, b. in 1821 (son of Bt.-Gov. Charles Hawley, of Stamford, and Mary Stiles 

5. William Robert, b. July 12, 1S31, d. March 1, 1S37. 

6. Francis Manton, M.D.^ b. March 26, 1833, a physician in Greenwich, Ct., m. 
in 1S66-67 Adelaide Wilson, of Greenwich. 

7. Henry Hudson Holly, b. Oct. 8, 1834, an architect in New York, m. in 1864-5 
Sarah Barrow, of N. Y. 

(8.) Edward McKenney Holly, b. March 29, 1S36, resides in New York. 
9. Mary Welles Holly, b. Aug. i3, 1838. 

124. V. Abigail Elizabeth Holly, b. in 1797, m. Dec. 8, 1823, 
Capt. William Edward McKenney, U.S.N., b. in 1800, who d. Aug., 1839, 
without issue. Shed, in 1S30. 

125. VI. Alfred Apollos Holly, b. July 4, 1S00, is a banker in 
Stamford. He m. Oct., 1822, Charlotte, dau. of Judge Asa Chapman, of 
Newtown, Ct., and Mary Perry. 

Three children : 

1. Rev. William Welles Holly, b. in 1S30, an Episcopal clergyman in Hacken- 
sack, N. J. (1874). He m. in 1867 Catharine Wyse, of Middletown, Ct. 

2. Charlotte McKenney Holly, b. in 1S32, resides unmarried at Stamford. 

3. Theron Towner Holly, b. about 1834, is a banker at Stamford. 

Third Generation. 

89. X. Melancthon Woolsey Welles (son of ReY. Dr. Noah 
Welles, of Stamford, and Abigail W'oolsey), b. Dec. 6, 1770, m. Feb. 7, 

1794, Abigail Buell, of Litchfield, Ct., b. May 3, 1770 (dau. of Peter 
Bueil and Abigail Seymour). He was a merchant at Shaftesbury, Vt., 
and afterwards at Albany, N. Y. (1798-1801), and Lanesboro, Mass. 
(1801-7), and became subsequently an agent for the sale of wild lands in 
Lewis Co., N. Y. — residing at Lowville, N. Y. (1810-57), where he d. 
Feb. 7, 1S57, ozt. S6. She d. at Elyria, O., Nov. 6, 1847, ozt. 77. 

Fourth Generation — Children. 

12G. I. William Buell Welles, b. at Shaftesbury, Vt., May 4. 

1795. He was teller in a bank at Utica, N. Y. (1815-25), and cashier 
of a bank at Canandaigua, N. Y. (1825-35), and afterwards of a bank at 
Utica (1S35-53). He was one of the trustees of the State Insane Asylum 
at LTtica, and an U. S. Elector of Pres. Taylor. He resides now un- 
married in New York. 

127. II. George Woolsey W t elles, b. at Shaftesbury, Dec. 31, 1796, 
m. June 18, 1822, Mary Ann Bardin Richardson, b. in N. Y., June 8, 
1802 (dau. of William Richardson and Elizabeth Willett Bardin). He is 
a retired N. Y. merchant residing in Brooklyn, having been in business in 
N. Y. from 181 7 until a recent date. 

Children : 

1. William Edward Welles, b. March 28, 1S33, d. May II, 1S33. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Welles, b. Oct. 25, 1825, m. July 17,' 1S54, Dr". James Blauvclt, 
of Brooklyn. 

3. Anne Romeyn Welles, b. Jan. 16, 1828, m. April 20, 1864, Samuel Eames Low, 
of Brooklyn, who is engaged in mining pursuits. 

4. Julia Estelle Welles, b. May 27, 1830, d. July I, 1834. 

5. Ellen Bardin Welles, b. June 5, 1833, m. June 16, 1857, Henry William John- 
son, of Brooklyn, a merchant. 

I 42 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. July 

6. Lt. George Melancthon Welles, U.S.N., b. July iq, 1836, m. Dec. 7, i863, Har- 
riet Phelps Welles (dau. of Melancthon Welles and Mary W. Brown). He is now 
on board the Wvoming at Key West. 

7. Henry Wetmore Welles, b. May 8, 1S3S, d. Jan. 28, 1839. 

8. Edward Bardin Welles, b. Aug. 2, 1839, was an Union soldier in the late war 
in the 7th Regt. National Guards. He d. June 21, 1862, in Philadelphia, when on 
his way home sick from Baltimore. 

9. Theodore Woolsey Welles, b. Sept. 6, 1842, d. Aug. 18, 1852. 

10. Frederic Radcliff Welles, b. Aug. 22, 1844, is a real estate agent in 

11. Frances Theodosia Welles, b. June 14, 1S4S. 

128. III. Mary Seymour Welles, b. at Albany, N. Y., Nov. 10, 
1799, m. Aug. 25, 1817, Alfred Kelley, b. at Middletown, Ct, Nov. 7, 
1789 (son of Daniel and Jemima Kelley), a lawyer at Cleveland, O., and 
Canal Commissioner of Ohio. He d. at Columbus, O., Dec. 2, 1859, at. 
70, where his widow still resides (1874). 

Children : 

1. Maria Kelley, b. July 15, 1S1S, m. Oct. 18, 1837, James L. Bates, a lawyer at 

2. Jane Kelley, b. Feb. 20, 1820, m. Nov. 27, 1847, William Collins, a lawyer in 
("Iceland, O. 

3. Charlotte Kelley, b. April 8, 1822, d. at Akron, O., Oct. 4, 1828. 

4. Edward Kelley, b. April 23, 1824, d. Tuly 28, 1825. 

5. Adelaide Kelley, b. June 28, 1S26, d. Sept. 15, 1S26. 

6. Henry Kelley, b. at Akron, Sept. 18, 1828, d. Aug. 20, 1S30. 

7. Helen Kelley, b. at Columbus, April 3, 1831,01. Oct. 27, 1852, Francis Collins, 
grad. at West Point, who was engaged in the Mexican War, afterwards a lawyer 
at Columbus, now on a travelling tour around the world (1874). 

S. Frank Kelley, b. March 9, 1834, d. Oct. 6, 1S38. 

9. Annie Kelley, b. Aug. 6, 1836, m. Jan. 27, 1352, Carl G. Freudenberg, of 
Germany, a soldier bv profession. 

10. Alfred Kelley, b. Sept. 8, 1839. 

11. Katharine Kelley, b. Sept. 30, i83i,m. April 7, 1864, Rev. Wm. Hale Dunning. 
of Cambridge, Mass., grad. at Harvard in 1858, and at Andover Theol. Sem. in 
r363. He d. at Faribault, Minn., Feb. 7, 1S69, cet. 33. She resides at Co- 

129. IV. Melancthon Woolsey Welles, b. at Lanesboro, Mass., 
May 26, 1802, m. Jan. 1, 1828, Mary W. Brown, of Brownhelm, O., b. 
at Stockbridge, Mass., Oct. 26, 1806 (dau. of Col. Henry Brown and 
Mary Welles). She d. April 19, 1836, and lie m. for second wife. Dec. 
21, 1836, Zilpha L. Henderson (dau. of Gideon Henderson, of Amherst, 
Mass., and Dolly Dong.) He was a lawyer at Akron, O., and Elyria, O. 


i;y first wiff.. 

1. Henry Brown Welles, b. Feb. 1, 1830, d. Sept. 22, 1830. 

2. Melancthon Welles, b. March 31, 1832, d. April 30, 1832. 

3. Maria Brown Welles, b. April 23, 1833. 

4. Harriet Dwight Welles, b. at Elyria, O., March 17, 1836, m. Col. Edward H. 
Phelps, a lawyer at Defiance, O. He was Col. of the 38th O. Regt. in the late war, 
and was killed at the battle of Missionary Ridge. She m. Dec. 7, 1868, for a second 
husband, Lt. George M. Welles, U. S. Marines, at Fort Dodge, Iowa. 


5. Alfred Kelley Welles, b. at Elyria Oct. 5, 1837, is a banker at Boone, Iowa. He 
m., about 1S69, Mary Garst, of Dayton, O. 

6. William Buell Welles (twin), b. July 3, 1840, is pres. and treas. of a silver 
mining co. in Utah, and resides at Cleveland, O. 

iSj-j--] Descendants cf Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Do sons, L. I. 1 43 

7. Gen. George Edward Welles (twin), b. July 3. 1840, was made a general by 
brevet in the late war for gallant services. He resides at Toledo, Iowa, where he 
is U. S. Assessor of Internal Revenue. 

8. Abby Anna Welles, b. Oct. 9, 1S44, at Elyria, m. June 11, 1867, Capt. George 
S. Ringland. a manufacturer of gypsum at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a captain in 
the Union army. 

9. Melancthim Wo&lsey Welles, b. at Elyria, Aug. 23, 1847, m. Sept. 9, iS68 7 
Julia Richardson, at Defiance, O. He is a merchant at Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

10. Caroline Seymour Welle?, b. at Defiance, O., Jan. 1, 1S51. 

11. Jeanie E. Welles, b. there Jan. 7, 1S55, d. Oct. 11, 1S58. 

12. Mary Zilpka Welles, b. at Fort Dodge Dec. 6 T 1858. 

130. V, A son, unnamed, b. and d. at Lanesboro, Mass., in 1804. 

131. VI. Jane Elizabeth Welles (dau. of Melancthon Woolsey 
Welles and Abigail Buell), b. at Lanesboro Nov. 2, 1806, m. Jan. 24, 
1832, Russell Parish, a lawyer at Lowville, N. Y., and previously of 
Branford, Ct. He was grad. at Yale in 1S13, and d. at Lowville Feb., 
1855, at. 65. 

Children : 

1. Mary Welles Parish, b. Oct. 23, 1S32, at Lowville, m. Feb., 1858, Dexter B. 
Chambers, of Lowville (son of Rufus and I&tsey Chambers). She d. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., May, 1S67. 

2. Julia Frances Parish, b. at Lowville Aug. 7, 1834, d. there in 1S53. 

132. VII. Abby Ann Welles (dau. of Melancthon W. Welles), b. at 
Trenton, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1S0S, resides unmarried at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
From her many of the facts here stated were obtained. 

133. VIII. Richard Henry Welles, b. at Lowville June 2, 181 1, 
d. there April S, 1828. 

Third Generation. 

91. XII. John Welles (twin son with James of Rev. Dr. Noah 
Welles, of Stamford, and Abigail Woolsey), b. April 3, 1776, m. June S ? 
1800, Rachel Buell, of Litchfield, Ct., b. in 1773 (dau. of Peter Buell and 
Abigail Seymour, and sister of Abigail Buell, who m. his bro. Melancthon 
Woolsey). She d. at Lanesboro, Mass., June 13, 1S02, at. 29. He m. 
at Trenton, N. Y., for second wife, Sept. 8, 1806, Sarah Rice Hulbert, b\ 
at Middletown, Ct. She d. at Ann Arbor, Mich., July 19, 1868. He 
was a merchant at Trenton, N. Y., and Utica, N. Y. (after 1812). He 
d. at Ashtabula, O., May 24, 1855, at. 79. 

Fourth Generation — Children, 


134. I. Rachel Buell Welles, b. Feb. 9, 1S02, at Lanesboro, 
Mass., m. Feb., 1828, Vistus Balch, a bank-note engraver in New York. 
He resides now in Johnstown, N. Y. She d. at Utica Jan. 10, 1S31. 

No issue. 


135. II. John Apollos Welles, b. at Trenton, N. Y., May 4, 1808, 
d. at Clen Cove, L. I., Aug. 17, 1S65, of peritonitis, while there for the 
benefit of his health. He was a banker at Detroit, Mich. He m. Hen- 
rietta Hayden Hale, of Canandaigua, N. Y., and, for a second wife, Marie 

T44 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [July, 

Louise Eaton, and had two children, John and William, who d. in in- 

136. III. Sarah Rebecca Welles, b. at Trenton Feb. 7, 1810, m. 
Aug. 4, 1831, Alfred Hopkins Hunt, b. at Northampton, Mass., May 17, 
1806 (son of Dr. David Hunt and Wealthy Dickinson), a hardware mer- 
chant at Ann Arbor, Mich, (since i860), and previously at Utica, N. Y., 
where his children were born. 

Three children : 

1. John Welles Hunt, b. April 13, 1834. a hardware merchant at Ann Arbor. 

2. Edward Hopkins Hunt, b. Jul)' 10, 1838, a banker at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
m. Oct. 19, 1869, lulia Mary Hatch, b. June 19, 1844, at Grand Rapids (dan. of Ira 
S. and Mary P, Hatch). 

3. Caroline Frances Hunt, b. May 27, 1S42, d. June 14, 1859. 

137. IV. Abigail Catharine Welles, b. Oct. 16, 181 1, m. May, 
1842, Henry Ethelbert Parsons, of Ashtabula, O., b. Dec. 25, 1809, in 
Middletown, Ct. (son of Enoch Parsons). 

Children : 

1. John Hubbard Pa) sons, b. March, 1S43, was U. S. Consul at St. Jago de Cuba, 
where he d. Sept. 13, 1870. 

2. Caroline Rosencrantz Parsons, b. Feb. 6, 184S. 

3. Samuel Holden Parsons, b. Nov. 7, 1852. 

138. V. Mary Elizabeth Welles, b. at Utica Sept. 13, 1813, m., 
nbout 1840, Rodney Carlos Paine, of Niles, Mich., b. in Kent, Ct., March 
13, 1806 (son of William Paine and Sarah Hurd), a banker there. She d. 
at Niles Oct., 1862. He has had eleven children, of which but two now 
survive: John Welles and Frederic William Paine. 

139. VI. William James Welles, b. at Utica, May 21, 1816, a banker 
at Grand Rapids, Mich, (since 1838), m. Rosepha Hatch at that place, 
who was lost on the Pewabie, on Lake Huron, Aug. 8, 1865, and he m. 
for second wife, June, 1868, Mrs. Frances Freligh, of Champlain, N. Y. 

No children. 

740. VII. Henry Woolsey Welles, b. at Herkimer, N. Y., Aug. 6, 
1 818, a hardware merchant at Ann Arbor, Mich. He m. Sept. 23, 1847, 
Susan Martin Safford, of Watertown, N. Y. She d. at Ashtabula, O., 
Sept. 13, 1S67. He d. Sept., 1S60. 

Children : 

1. Clarissa Safford Welles, b. Nov. 6, 1S4S, m. May 2S, 1S73, C. Wheeler Dur- 
ham, a civil engineer in Chicago. * 

2. Sarah Woolsey Welles, b. Feb. 27, 1S50. 

3. Mary Pish Welles,b. Get. 4, 1851. 

4. Susan I J oily Welles, b. Nov. 23, 1S57. 

r4r. VIII. Helen Welles, b. at Auburn, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1821, m. 
about 1845 Prof. Silas Hamilton Douglas, Prof, of Chemistry and Mine- 
ralogy (since 1S46) in the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). 

Children : 

1. KaU Bulbert Douglas, b. Feb. 24, 1846. 

2. William Welles Douglas, b. May 14, 1850, m. Sept. 10, 1S73, Kate Louise 
Henderson, of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

3. Samuel Tow use nd Douglas, b. Aug. 2, 1853. 

4. Alice Helen Douglas, b. Sept. 18, 1855. 

1 8 74.] Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Bosoris, L. I. 1 45 

5. Sarah Livingston Douglas, b. Nov. n, 1857. 

6. Marie Louise Douglas, b. Jan. 27, 1S60. 

7. Henry Woolsey Douglas, b. Jan. 7, 1867. 

142. IX. Edward Welles, b. at Utica Dec. 22, 1823, d. Oct. 26, 

143. X. Edward Livingston Welles, b. there Feb., 1829, is a banker 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., and unmarried. 

[While this series of contributions to the history of the descendants 
of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, has been in progress, the follow- 
ing facts of additional interest have come to hand. See Vol. IV., p. 149, 
July No. 1873, No. 30. IV.] 

Third Generation. 

-o. IV. Major Benjamin Muirson Woolsey (son of Benj. Woolsey, 
lr., and Ann Muirson), b. Feb. 17, 1758, m. about 1792 a Miss Prince 
(?). He was an officer in the British army in the Revolutionary War in 
his early manhood. He became afterwards, it is believed, a merchant in 
New York. He d. at Bridgeport, Ct., Jan. 17, 1S13, ait. 54. He had 
three children. 

Four th Generation— Children. 

I. Abraham Minthorne Woolsey, b. in 1794, d., cct. 42, Nov. 12, 

II. Hester Ann Woolsey, b. about 1798, m. a Mr. Rockwell, and 
for a second husband a Mr. Napier, who d. soon afterwards. She d. in 
1855. She had by her first marriage a dau., Emily Woolsey Rockwell, 
who m. a physician (name not discovered) in Augusta, Ga. 

III. William Woolsey, b. about 1S00, who d. at sea, unmarried, 
while on his way to Jamaica, W. I. 

I. Abraham Minthorne Woolsey (son of Major Benj. M. 
Woolsey), b. in 1794, m. Jan. 26, 1820, Emily Wingfield Sims, b. at Wash- 
ington, Wilkes Co., Ga., Nov. 20, 1798 (dau. of John and Mildred Sims). 
He was a prosperous merchant in Augusta, Ga., but failed in the great 
financial crash of 1833. His health soon also failed, and in 1835 he re- 
moved to Mobile, Ala., and there d. Nov. 12, 1836. His widow m. for 
a second husband, Dec. 1, 1854, Bishop James Osgood Andrew, b. in 
1794, Bishop of the Meth. Ch. North (1832-46), and of the Meth. Ch. 
South (1846-71). They resided at Summerfield, Ala., where he d. March 
1, 1871, of. 77. She d. at Selma, Ala., Jan. 24, 1872,^/. 73. She 
was remarkable for her force of character alike and her personal beauty. 
They had six children : 

Fifth Generation— Children : 

I. William Sims Woolsey, b. Nov. 8, 1820, d. in Augusta, Ga., March 
2^, 1822. 

II. Hon. Benjamin Minthorne Woolsey, b. Aug. 15, 1823. 

III. John Frederic Woolsey, b. April 20, 1825, d. March 22, 1833. 

IV. Elizabeth Ann Woolsey, b. July 10, 1827, d. Nov. 27, 1S31. 

V. Sarah Mildred Woolsey, b. Oct. 10, 1829,111. April 21, 1853, 

146 Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. [July. 

Dr. William S. Mixson, b. July 10, 1827 (son of John Mixson, a planter in 
Dallas Co., Ala., who d., at. 90, in 1872), living now (1874) on the paternal 
homestead. She d. without issue Dec. 4, 1859. 

VI. Juliet Frances Woolsey, b. Dec. 17, 1832, m. at Summerfield, 
Ala., Dr. Lewis D. Sturdivant (son of Robert Sturdivant, a planter in Dal- 
las Co., Ala.) She d. Feb. 2, 1859. They had one child, Robert 
Minthorne Woolsey Sturdivant, residing now with his uncle, Hon. Robert 
D. Sturdivant, in Dallas Co., Ala. 

II. Hon. Benjamin Minthorne Woolsey (son of Abraham 
Minthorne Woolsey, of Augusta, Ga.), b. Aug. 15, 1823, m. Sept. 16, 
1847, Lucinda Caroline Swift, b. in 1829 (dau. of John and Susan Swift, 
of Selma, Ala.), grad. at Emory Coll. (Meth. at Oxford, Ga.), in 1844, at 
the head of his class, studied law and practised it for a few years, but, on 
account of the failure of his health, relinquished the profession, and settled 
as a planter near Selma (1848-64). He was at different times (1851-2 
and 1855-6) a member of the Alabama Legislature, and in 1856 received 
the nomination of the Union party in the Mobile Dist. for Congress, but 
declined the honor. He opposed secession as madness, when first pro- 
posed at the South, and was recognized everywhere among his Southern 
friends as a strong Union man in their sense of the word (but not in our 
stronger sense of it). He would not enter the Confederate army, nor 
would he act as a Federal spy upon his Southern friends and neighbors. 
Under Gov. Thomas H. Watts (1863-5) ne became Commissioner of the 
entire saline region of the State, where a large force was employed by the 
Government, and much money was expended, in the manufacture of salt 
for the wives and children of deceased soldiers. He is now (1874), with 
his two sons, a cotton factor at Selma, and is himself also an insurance 

He has had five children : 

1. Susan Emily Woolsey, b. March 31, 1850, who m. April 27, 1870, Samuel 
William John, a lawyer in Selma (son of Chancellor Joseph R. John, of Selma). She 
d. without issue March 7, 1873. 

2. St. George Lee Woolsey, b. Jan. 24, 1852, is a cotton factor at Selma (" Woolsey 
• & Sons"). 

3. Minthorne Woolsey, b. Dec. 24, 1853, is a cotton factor at Selma, of the firm 
-as above. 

4. William Swift Woolsey,b. Aug. 16, 1S56. 

5. Frederic Woolsey, b. at Summerfield, Ala., Feb. 27, 1865, and d. there June 23. 

The writer might, in a large number of instances, have presented one 
generation more of the descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris. 
but, with difficulty to himself, refrained from doing so from deference to 
the general rule desired to be maintained in this periodical to limit state- 
ments made as much as possible to four generations. 

Dosoris, the Woolsey homestead in former days, is some two miles 
north of Glen Cove, L. I., and is no hamlet at all, but merely a family 
manor. The original tract contained 1,000 acres, bought at first from the 
Indians by Robert Williams, who sold it to Lewis Morris, of Barbadoes. 
W. I. (brother of Richard Morris, first proprietor of Morrisania). Daniel 
Whitehead, of Oyster Bay, bought it of him, Aug. 10, 1693, for ^390, who 
resold it for the same price to John Taylor, of Oyster Bay, his son-in-law, 
who gave it by will to his daughter Abigail (Mrs. Woolsey), whose husband 

s874-J Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. 1 47 

named it (dos uxoris) the wife's dowry. He occupied it with all hospitable 
generosity for the twenty best years of his life (1736-56). At his death 
he devised three-fifths of it to his son, Col. Melancthon Woolsey, and the 
remaining two-fifths to Benjamin Woolsey, Jr. In 1760 Nathaniel Coles 
bought the whole estate, paying the first-named heir^^ooo for his share, 
and the second for his .£3,600. It has been occupied ever since by some 
of his descendants, and has been enlarged in its dimensions by them. 
The original Woolsey mansion itself was displaced several years since by 
a structure more recent in its style. On the estate, about 200 rods north 
of the house, is the family burying-ground. When visited by the writer 
a few years since, it was found to be in a most forlorn and forbidding state, 
a true description of which the reader would find as little pleasure in pe- 
rusing as the writer would in presenting to him. Is not the day near at 
hand when Americans will begin to honor far more than they yet have 
done their own noble dead ? And will not such a day, when it comes, be 
far in advance of this gross, material age ? 

The name Theodosia occurs with great frequency in all branches of 
the Woolsey family. It is a traditional reminiscence among some of the 
elderly ladies of the family that the name came into the family at the first 
through the friendship of Mrs. Abigail Woolsey, of Dosoris, for Lady Corn- 
bury, wife of Lord Cornbury, Gov. of New York and New Jersey. The 
two ladies agreed to name their first daughter respectively after each 

In another and final number of this series of articles, and that a brief 
one, the writer designs to present an outline view of the early family his- 
tory of George Woolsey, of Hopewell, N. J., recently obtained, the brother 
of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris. Any possible corrections of dates 
already given wrongly will then be made, and some few additions of fur- 
ther facts of value. 

Emendations to " The Bartow Pedigree, by E. P. R, of New York City," 
which appeared in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 
of Jan., 1872. By Rev. E. P. Bartow. 

1. The name of Lady Motteville's father is Pierre Bertaut, and not Francis. 
John Bertaut, Seigneur de Freauville, and Francis Bertaut, are son and father, 
instead of father and son ; and the paragraph should read thus : " Francis Bertaut, 
Seigneur de Freauville, etc., had John Bertaut, Ecuyer." Francis Bertaut was a 
brother of Lady Motteville, and was born in 1621. See her " Memoires." 

2. The date of the burial of Thomas Bartow, Nov. 12, 1678, may be that of his 
father. It is probable that Thomas grew up and married, as we find the name in 
England. Thomas Melhuish, of Sandford, Devonshire, married Elizabeth Barto, 
who was born in 1746, and died at Crediton. She was said to be " the only living 
inheritor of the name in England." 

3. Thomas, only child of Thomas Bartow, married Sarah Benezet, and not 
Helen. He died in 1793, and left male issue, two sons, John Bartow, who married 
Esther Thorn, and Thomas Bartow, ancestor of the Sargents. 

4. Of Anthony Bartow's children, Phcebe was born in 1755, and William in 1759. 

5. Among the children of Stephen Bartow, Emily is omitted, and the Order 
should be : Sarah, Edwin, Alfred, Emily, Harriet, Maria, and Fanny. 

6. The two brothers, John Barto, born in 1709, and Francis Barto, born in 1711, 
were sons of John, an emigrant from France. The latter had a brother, Francis 
Barteau, also of France, and ancestor of a family of Barteaus in this country. The 
relationship between this family and the Bartows of Westchester, if any, has not 
yet been ascertained. 

14S Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

{Continued from page 99 of the Record) 

A" 1652. 
den 27 Oct. 

den 3 Nov. 

den 10 dicto. 

den 24 dicto. 
den 1 Dec. 


Auke Jans. Pieter. 

Pieter Corn. Van Comelis. 

Veen, Elsje Ty- 


Jan Janszen Van Andries. 


Claes Janszen Bac- Johannes. 


Jan Corneliszen. Cornells. 

Marritie Jans. Lysbeth. 

Gerrit Bicker. Victoor. 

Francois Wick. Jacobus. 

Claes Thyszen, Susan- Mathys. 
na Pieters. 

den 8 dicto. Gerrit Hendrickszen. Lysbeth. 
Eodem. Jochem Gerritszen. Magdaleen. 

den 15 dicto. Mr. Paulus Van der Hester. 

den 25 dicto. Pieter Janszen Wit. Maria. 


Adolph Pieterszen, Jacomyntie 

Govert Loockermans, Allard 

Anthony, Marritie Thjf- 


Jan Thomaszen, Thomas Hal, 
Dorathee Jans. 

Michiel Janszen, Thomas Hal, 
Sytie Hackmans. 

Hendrick Janszen Van Schalck- 
wyck, Jan Lubbertszen, 
Tryntie Lubberts. 

In on echt overgewonnen. 

Francois Fyn, Helena Blom- 

Johannes de Peyster, Thomas 
Baxster, Cornelia Lubberts, 
Briset Baxsters. 

Jan Gilliszen Van Brug, Cor- 
nelia Lubberts. 

Paulus Janszen Heyman, 

Tryntie Barents. 
Susanna Dubbels. 

Comelis Van Werckhoven, 
Mr. Jacob Verrivanger. 

Gerrit Bicker, Engeltje Jans, 
Sara Steendam. 

den 5 Jan. 

den 12 dicto. 


den 19 dicto. 

den 26 Jan. 
den 9 Feb. 
den 16 dicto. 

den 23 diet. 

A 1653. 
Olof Stephenszen Van Catharina. 

Pieter Stoutenburg. Engeltje. 
Cornells Van Tien- Cornells. 

hoven, Fiscael. 
Jan Willemszen, Van Pouth. 


Gerrit Janszen, Aeltje Pieter. 

Jan Hageman. Marcus. 

Coenraedt ten Eyck. Tobias. 
Jochem Callaer. Jacobus. 

Hendrick Breser. Breser. 

Roelof Janszen, Gees- Jan. 

je Claes. 
Andries Pietersz. Pieter. 

Thomas Fredrickszen. Tryntie. 

Jan Gilliszen Van Brug, Elsje 
Van der Veen. 

Geen getuygen. 

Cornells Van Werckhoven, 

Bnon Nuton, Capt., Sara 

Andries Hop, Hendrick Eg- 

bertszen, Geertrufdt Wil- 


Abraham Planck, Jan Vinge, 
Maria Planck. 

Brion Nuton, Thomas Baxster, 
en zyn huis vr. 

Barent Meynderts, Hilletje de 

Marten Cregier, Albert Jans- 
zen, Heyltje Pie;ers. 

Thomas Hall, Jan Hutjesse, 
Mary Graet, Anna Hals. 

Rj'ck Leydecker, Claertie 

Jan Hendrickszen. 

Andries Jochemszen, Claes 
Hendrickszen, Neeltje Fred- 

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den 3 Mart, 
den 9 dicto. 

den 16 dicto. 


den 6 April. 

den 20 d. 



den 27 dicto. 



den 4 May. 
den 11 dicto. 

den 4 Jun. 


den 8 dicto. 


den 15 dicto. 


den 22 dicto. 


Albert Albertszen. Annetje. 
Adriaen Hegeman. Jacob. 
Claude de le Metre. Johannes. 

Joris Stephenszen. 
Lubbert Gerritszen. 

2 kind. 

Jacob Leendertszen. Anna. 
Jeuriaen Fradel. Aeltje. 

Jan de La Montagne, Jesse. 

Agneta ten Waert. 
Rendel Huwits. 
Jan Janszen, Grietie Elsje. 


Jan Aertszen, Annetje 

Tobias Theuniszen. 
Theunis Janszen. 

Andries Bartels. 
Willem Pieterszen. 







Paulus Leendertszen, 

Van der Grift. 
Elbert Elbertszen. 
Emanuel Van Span- Andries. 

Lucas Dirckszen. Cornelis. 

Adam Brouwer. Maria. 

Salomon Abbas, Bar- David. 

ber Philips. 
Jan Lambertszen. Geesje. 
Jan Maston, Diever- Jan. 

tje Jans. 
Mr. Hans Van Kier- Blandina. 

stede, Sara Roelofs. 
Claes Pieterszen, Pieter. 

Neeltie Engels. 
Wessel Evertszen, Frans. 

Geertje Bout. 
Thomas Guroitlack, Willem. 

Marritje Jans. 
Paulus Van Angola, Jacob. 

Joost Goderus. Jan. 


Willem Gerritszen, Tryntie 

Hadders, Tryntie Claes. 
Jan Evertszen Bout, Fredrick 

Alcke, Anneken Jans. 
Jan Evertszen Bout. Philip 

Gerardszen, Maria Gerards, 

Sara de Foreest. 
Jan Hageman, Herman Hen- 

Laurens de Noorman, Coen- 

raedt ten Eyck, Thomas 

Hall, Michiel Janszen, Trj?n- 

tie Van Campen, Tryntie 

Paulus Leendertszen, Jan 

Pieterszen Van Brug, Janne- 

ken Gerrits, Hillegond Jans. 
Theunis Craey, Aris Jacobs- 

zen, Tryntie Van Campen, 

Vrouwtje Pieters. 
Sara du Trieux, Anna Stam. 

Thomas* Hall, Joris WolsJ, 
Elsje Nuton, Britje Baxster. 

Joost Goderus, Tryntie Gre- 

Albert Janszen, Cornelis Jans- 
zen Coely, Lysbeth Thys- 
sens, Belitje Cornelis. 

Cornelis Claeszen Switzart, 
Hendrickje Simons. 

David de Potter, en zyne huis 

Sjarel Morgens, L> ? sbeth Jans. 

Claes Mans, Engeltie Mans, 

Annetje Jans. 
Jacob Leendertszen, Rebecca 


Hester Jans, Hester Simons. 

Jan Francisco, Susanna 

Pieters, Negers. 

Hendrick Gulick, Willem Van 
Beecker, Marritie Cornelis. 

Francois Baschet, Engeltje 

Geen getuygen. 

Fredrick Aiken, Aeltje Cars- 
tens, Pietertje Jans. 

Jan Janszen, Capt. Brian Nu- 
ton, Tryn Blaes. 

Lysbeth Cregiers. 

Janneken Theunis. 

Pieter Van Naerden, Aecht 

Geen getuygea. 

Francisco Jaepje, Mayken 

Dirck Theuniszen, Jan Janszen 
Van der Ham, Ariaentje 

50 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 

den 2 Jul. 

den 13 dicto. 



Hendrick Dirckszen. Marritje. 
Jan Thomaszen, Hendrick. 

Tryntie Agis. 
Albert Janszen, Elsje Grietie. 

Jan Pieterszen, Grie- Elsje. 

tie Jans. 

Jan Janszen Van St. Jacob. 

obyn., Baertie Kip. 
Michiel Pauluszen, Maria. 

Van der Voort. 
Christiaen Barentszen. Cornells. 
Johannes de Peyster, Johannes. 

Cornelia Lubberts. 
den 10 dicto. Pieter Simonszen. Robbert. 

den 27 Jul. 

den 3 Aug. 

den 17 dicto. 




den 24 diet. 

c\en 31 dicto. 
den 7 Sept. 

den 14 dicto. 

den 21 diet. 

den 28 diet. 

den 5 Oct. 


den 12 dicto. 



Parent Jacobszen. 
Hendrick Pieterszen. 

Theunis Geurtszen 

Willem Beeckman. 
Jacob Waling. 
Jde Corn. Van der 

Jacob Pieterszen. 
Gerrit Hendrickszen. 

Dirck Scheluyn, 

Hans Hanszen. 
Hans Pomer. 
Jan Hagel. 

Casper Steynwits, 

Jannetie Gerrits. 

Hendrick Janszen. 

Corn. Claeszen Swit 

Pieter Pieterszen, Ju- 
dith Rapalje. 

lohannes Peeck. 














den 19 dicto. Pieter Claeszen. 


* The elder 


Albert Com. Wantenaer, Tryn- 
tie Hadders. 
Marritie Dircks. 

Abraham Martenszen, Grietie 
Gerrits, Annetje Lisco. 

Pieter Wolfertszen en syn huis 
vr., Tryn Hendricks. 

Jacob Kip, Cataij'ntie Hen- 

Pieter Van Neste, Abraham 
Martenszen, Engeltie Mans. 

Frans Janszen Van Hoogten, 

Claertie Alders. 
Johannes Pieterszen Van Brug, 

Johannes Giiliszen Van 

Thomas Margens, Hendrick 

Meynderszen, Margriet 

Arent Leendertszen, Engeltje 

Hans Janszen, Janneken Ger- 
Mr. Gysbert r Philip Gerrits- 

zen T Maria Lubberts, Maiia 

Martinus Beeckman. Fredrick 

de Poog, Hester Boudatius. 
Geen getuygen. 

Jacob Stoffelszen. Helena 
Blommarts, Engeltie Jans. 

Joris Jacobszen, Annetje Jans. 

Cornells Aertszen, Hendrick 
Lambertszen, Lysbeth 


Johannes de Peyster, Jan de 
Jonge, Maria Lubberts. 

Adriaen Blommart, Cathalyn 

Nicolacs Backer, Sj'-tie Jans. 

Corn. Van Tienhoven, Fiscael, 
Cornells Hendrickszen, Jan- 
netje Gesens. 

Paulus Schrick, Judith Stuy- 

Claes Van Elslant. de Oude,* 
Mr. Gysbert, Barber Gys- 

Isaac de Foreest, Sara du 

Joris Janszen Rapalje. Hans 
Hanszen, Catalyn Hierony- 

Thomas Hall, Claes Hendricks- 
zen, Willem Pieterszen, En- 
geltje Jans, Susanna du 

Marten Jans, Judith Stuj've- 
sants, Hendrickje Cornells. 

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den 26 dicto. RoelofPieterRoelofs- Roelof. 

Eodem. Claes Hendrickszen. Fredrick. 

den 2 Nov. Mathys Capido. Hendrick. 

den 9 dicto. Abraham Rycke. Aeltje. 

den 16 dicto. Jan Hendrickszen. Lysbeth. 

Eodem. Pieter Janszen. Roelant. 

den 13 dicto. Nicolaes Stilwell. Daniel. 

den 23 dicto. Egbert Van Borsum. Janneken. 
den 30 dicto. Cors. Pieterszen,Tryn- Hendrick. 

tie Hendricks. 
Eodem. Hans Hanszen. Catalyn. 

Eodem. David Provoost. Barber. 

Eodem. Jan Janszen Van Caspar. 

den 7 dec. Tibout Ruwartszen. ' Ruwart. 

Eodem. Borger Joriszen, En- Elsje. 

geltje Mans. 
Eodem. Dirck Volckertszen. Janneken. 

den 14 dicto. Jan Svvaen. 
den 21 dicto. Evert Duycking. 


den 1 Jan. 
den 7 dicto. 

den 18 dicto. 


den 4 Feb. 

A 1654. 
Thomas Solder. Margariet. 

Hendrick Hendricks- Hendrick. 

Nicolaes ter Haer. Johannes. 

Abraham Klock. Tryntie. 


Cornelis Potter, Engelbert 
Corneliszen, Swaentie Pot- 

Jan Peeck, Andries Jochems- 
zen, Selitje Fredricks, Marri- 
tie Ariaens. 

Hendrick Willemszen, Barentjc 

Hillegond Joris, Marritie 

Jacobus de Waert, Jan Janszen 
de Jong, Cornelia de Jong. 

Rutgert Janszen, Lysbeth Hen- 
dricks, Lysbeth Van Hooge- 

Pieter Wolfertszen, Jean Vaen, 
Hester Ter Neuf, Mary 

Geen getuygen. 

Jeuriaen Blanck, Pieter Stou- 
tenburg, Aeltje Van Tien- 
hoven, Hester ter Neuf. 

Aert Willemszen, en zyn huis 

Geen getuygen. 

Geen getuygen. 

Jacob Van Couwenhoven, Hes- 
ter Jans. 

Jacob Leendertszen, Willem 
Pieterszen, Elsje Hendricks, 
Annetje Jans. 

Abraham Planck, Pieter Jans- 
zen Noorman, Marritie 

Hendrick Janszen, Catharina 

Pieter Werckhoven, Tryntje 

Corn. Van Werckhoven, Hes- 
ter Jans. 

Mr. Willem Vestius, Aeltje 

Adriaen Keyser, Janneken 

Johannes Pietersz. van Brug, 

Christina Capoens. 

Cornelis Hendricksz. Marritie. 
Pieter Laurentszen. Daniel, An- 

den 8 dicto. Isaac Kip. 


den 15 dicto. Dirck Claeszen. Claes. 

den 22 dicto. Anthony Matthyszen, Cosmus. 
Daniel de Tourneur. Maria. 
Willem Janszen, Willem. 

Harmtje Harmens. 
Bartel Claeszen. Hendrick. 

Jacobus Schellinger. Willem. 

den 1 Mart, 
den 8 dicto. 


Jan Vinge, Maria Geleyn, 

Grietie Dircks. 
Daniel Lisco, Lodowyck Pos, 

Claes Bording. 

Hendrick Kip, de Oude, Hen- 
drick Kip, de Jonge, Elsje 

Jan Muller, Engeltje Jans. 

Cornelis Croesen, Maria Por- 

Jacobus Backer, Annetie Van, 

Courtlant, Maria Cornelis. 
Aeltie Barents. 

Geen getuygen. 

Cornelis Molyn, 


Hester ter 

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Eodem. Michiel Janszen, Fytie Ariaentie. 

Hart mans, 
den 15 dicto. Jochem Gerritszen. Gerrit. 
Eodem. Jan Cornelis Buys. Hendrick. 

Eodem. Mr. Gysbert Gys- Jan. 

den 29 dicto. Andries Hop. Willem. 

dti\ 12 Apr. Jan Janszen Schep- Sara. 

Eodem. Claes Thyszen. Pieter. 

Eodem. Theunis Nyssen. 1 Nys, 2 Jan. 

den 3 May, 

Petrus Albertus. 
Claes Bordins. 


den 8 dicto. Lucas Eldertszen. Jan. 

den 10 dicto. 

den 17 dicto. 


den 24 dicto. 
den 28 Jun. 

den 8 Jul. 
den 12 dicto. 

Jan Lambertszen,Van Hendrick. 

Pieter Janszen Wit. Catharyn. 
Herck Syboutszen. Engeltje. 

Dirck Gerritszen, Jan- Hendrikje. 

netje Theunis. 
Andries de Haes. Sophia. 
Pieetr Tarazon. Hillegond. 

Albert Janszen. 
Hendrick Janszen. 

den 19 dicto. Barent Janszen. 
den 16 Aug. Hendrick Janszen. 

den 23 dicto. 
den 29 dicto. 


den 2 Sept. 

den 13 dicto. 

den 20 dicto. 

Jan Claeszen. 
Charles Morgeres. 
Simon Joosten. 
Claes Martenszen 

Van Rosenvelt. 
Hans Dreper. 

Hendrick Janszen 

Paulus Dirckszen. 
Gerrit Gysen. 
Michiel Tadis. 
Willem Janszen 






Anna Mar- 






Nicolaes Backer, 


Joris Dirckszen, Tryntie Had- 

Jan Gerritszen, Gysbert Lub- 

bertszen, Marritie. 
Hester Van Couwenhoven, 

Barber G.ysberts, Tryntie 

Van Campen. 
Jons Stephenszen. Stoffel An- 

drieszen, Cornelis Arents- 

zen, Beelitie Hendricks. 
Abraham Jacobszen, Marritie 


Govert Loockermans. Frans 
Pieterszen, Marritie Tymens. 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Albert 
Corn. Wantenaer, Willem 
Bredenbend, Mr. Paulus 
Van der Beeck, Aeltje Corne- 
lis. Gnetie Jans. 

Isaac Kip. Gerrit Gysbertszen, 
Maria Geerards. 

Pieter Wolfertszen, Philip 
Geerards, Tryntie Hen- 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Jannetje 
Jans, Tryntie Simons. 

Aeltje Barents. 

Jacob Steendam, Annetje 

Jochem Calder, Dirck Janszen, 

Susanna Jans, Annetje I.o- 

Michiel Jans, Thomas Hall, 

Barentie Hendricks. 

Abraham de Lanoy, Jacob 
Visch. Cornelia de Peyster. 

Capt. Samuel Michiel, Jan 
Duran, Hillegond Megapo- 
lensis, Anneken Martyns. 

Jochem Calder, Magdaleen 
Wale, Annetie Jans. 

Jan Corneliszen, Pieter Lau- 
rentszen, Hillegond Joris, 
Marritje Pieters. 

Hendrick Volckertszen, Tryn- 
tie Claes, Tr> ? ntie Hendricks. 

Jan Corneliszen Buys, Gysbert 
Lubbertszen, Aeltje Schrv- 

Geen getu>'gen. 

Lucas Dirckszen, Marritie 

Pieter Wolfertszen, Anna 

Corn. Van der Vorst. 
Hendrick Hendrickszen, Mar- 

gariet Loumans. 

Pieter Andrieszen. Arien Ja- 
cobszen, Geertruj'-d Lons. 

Harmen Sebastiaenszen, Hes- 
ter Tjercks. 

Barbel Gysberts, Elsje Wes- 

Pieter Van Naerden, Belitje 

Geertru> 5 d Lons. 

Hendrick Kip. 

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den 30 dicto. 
den 4 Oct. 
den 7 dicto. 
den 11 dicto. 

den 25 diet. 


den 1 Nov. 

den 5 dicto. 

den 8 dicto. 


den 22 diet. 



den 29 dicto. 

den 6 Dec. 

den 13 diet, 
den 20 diet, 
den 25 diet. 

Gerrit Hendrickszen. 
Pieter Van Naerden. 
Mattheus de Angola. 
Jan de Pej>ster. 
Jan Geerart. 

Jan Janszen Van 

Andries Roos Van 

Hendrick Van die- 

Jan Janszen Van 

Hendrick Barents, 

Hermtje Gerrits. 
Johannes Nevius. 



1 Marritie, 

2 Philippe. 







Coenraet ten Eyck. Coenraedt. 
Claes Cromtap. 
Abraham Janszen, 

Hage Bruyiise. 
Jan Janszen Bree- 

Willem Pieterszen. 

En eel. 


Pieter Stoutenburg. 
Theunis Janszen. Marritje. 

Albert Pieterszen, Marritje. 


Jan Hagel, Grietie Jans. 

Hendrick Willemszen, Marri- 
tie Glaes. 

Augustyn Hermans, Janneken 

Abraham de La Nov, Jan de 
Jonge, Marritie de La No^. 

Philip Geerardts. Pieter Wol- 
fertszen, Marritie Geerardts, 
Thomas Hall, Hester ter 

Hendrick Pieterszen, Pieter 
Janszen, Engeltje Jans. 

Jan de Jonge, Cornelia de 
Jong, Hillegond Joris. 

Lucas de Corporael, Aeltje 
Schryvers, Lysbeth Pieters. 

Theurds Craey, Lynlie Hen- 

Claes Eldertszen, Barbel Jans- 
zen, Janneken Gerrits. 

David Jaspyn, met zyn huis 
vr., Cornells de Potter, met 
zyn huis vr. 

Evert Duycking, Sara Steen- 

Lambert Huybertszen, Cors 

Volckert Janszen, Jan Andries- 

zeu, Engeltje Jans. 

Borger Joriszen, Andries de 
Haes, Engeltje Mans, Tryn- 
tie Haaedoorn. 

Geen getuygen. 

Heyltje Pieters. 

Laurens de Drayer, Helena 

[2 9 2.] 

den 1 Jan. 

den 10 dicto. 
den 24 dicto. 
den 31 dicto. 
den 7 Feb. 

den 12 dicto. 
den 21 dicto. 


Gerrit Janszen. 
Corn. Van Tienho 

ven, Fiscael. 
Bruyn Willemszen. 
Stoffel Elswaerts. 
Jan Corneliszen. 
Jan Dircxen. 
Anthony Matties, 

Harmen Hoboken. 
Grietie Claes. 
Casper Stein Wits. 

l6 55- 

Cornelia. Emmetie Van der Sluys. 

Johannes. J an Vinge, Maria Vinge. 

Wouter. Aert Willemszen, en zyn huis 

Lysbeth. Lysbeth Twillarts. 

Annetl'e. Pieter Louwerus, Annetje 

J ' Cornelis. 

Lvsbeth. Elbert, Lysbeth Ariaens. 

Cecilia. Simon Conck, Christina d'An- 


Emmetie Gerrt. Van der Neut. Lysbeth 

J ' Pieters. Kegina Lakes. 

Aeltl'e, L> ; sbeth Pieters. 

Thomas Hall, Belitje Hen- 

154 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


den 7 Mart, 
den 21 dicto. 

den 28 dicto. 

den 4 April. 

den 11 dicto. 

den 18 dicto. 

den 25 diet. 


[ 2 93-] 
den 2 May. 

den 9 dicto. 

den 6 Jim. 

den 27 dicto. 

den 4 Jul. 


den 18 dicto. 





den 25 Jul. 

Jacob Kip, Maria 

Barent Andrieszen. 
Jan Hendrickszen. 
Jan Janszen Van St. 

Claes Claeszen. 
Jan Janszen Van den 

Ham, Grietie Jans. 
Gerrit Hendrickszen. 

Thomas Fredrickszen. 
Jacob Steendam. 

Cornells Van Ruy- 

ven, Secretaris. 
Willem Beeckman. 
Abraham de La Noy, 

Maria de La Noy. 
Lucas Dirckszen, An- 

netje Cornells. 
Lubbert Gerritszen, 

Isaac de Foreest, 

Sara du Tryeux. 














Joris Stephenszen, Belitie. 

Geesje Hermans. 
Johannes Van Beeck, Judith. 

Maria Verleth. 
Jacob Leunens, Mar- Matthys. 

grietje Jans. 
Paulus Leendertszen, Johannes. 

Jannetje Gerrits. 
Jeuriaen Blanck, Claesje. 

Tryntie Blanck. 
Hendrick Sihoutszen, Teunis. 

Weyntie Teunis. 
Anthony Bukyn, Mar- Magdaleen- 

gariet Marlje. tje. 

Jan Martenszen, Marten. 

Dirckje Hermans. 
Jan Pauluszen Jaket, Paulus. 

Maria Carpentier. 
Lodevyck Cornelis- Elisabeth. 

zen, Agnietje Boons. 
Jan Wouterszen Van Machtelt. 

Iselsteyn, Willemtje 

Hendrick Janszen, Sytie. 

'Magdaleentie Hans. 


Johannes de La Montagne, 
Hendrick en Tryntie Kip. 

Andriesde Haes. 
Barbel Philipszen. 

Hendrick Kip, de Oude, Hen- 
drick Kip, de Jonge, Maria 
de La Montagne. 

Elmer Huysen, Andries Roos, 
Catryn Borgers. 

Marten Cregier, Ryck Lydec- 
ker, Marritje Jans. 

Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 

Celetje Hendricks. 
Coenraedt ten Eyck. 

Pieter Wolfertszen Couwen-' 

hoven, Lydia Van dyck. 
Do. Johannes Megapolensis. 

Johannes Reeckman, Hendrick 
Van Dyck, Metje Jeuriaens. 

Hendrjck Janszen \'an der 
Arck, Andries Pieterszen de 
Haes, Cornelia de Peyster. 

Dirck Smit van Lochem, V r aen- 
drif, Elmer Huysen, Styntie 

Albert Leendertszen, Dirck de 
Noorman, Ariaentie. 

Jan Peeck, Mr. Gysbert Van 
Imbroeck, Marritje Van Im- 
broeck, Tr>-ntie de Haes. 

Johannes Nevius. 

Albert Janszen, Marritje Trom- 

Jacob Van der Grist, Rebecca 
Vander Grist. 

Jochem Calser, Belitie Corne- 

Arie Dirckszen, Jochem Cal- 
jer, Teunis Teuniszen, Belitje 
Jacobs, Susanna Jans. 

Jan Prie, Magduleentie Bru- 

Ytie Stryckers. 

Jan de Jong, Maria Hendricks. 

Warnert Wessels, Anna Elis- 
abeth Maskop. 

Johanna Verleth. 

Tryntie Kip. 

[S74-1 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 15 Aug. 
den delfde. 
den 22 diet. 

den 29 dicto. 
den 26 Sept. 
den 3 Oct. 
den 10 diet. 

den 24 diet, 
den 31 diet. 

den 3 Nov. 



[ 2 94-] 
den 7 dicto. 

den 21 dicto. 

den 28 dicto. 

den 1 Dec. 
den 5 dicto. 
den 19 dicto 


Hendrick Volckerts- 

zen, Geertie Claes. 
Teunis Corneliszen, 

Engeltie Alberts. 
Joost Van Beeck 

Isaackszen, Maria 

Anna Saffe. 
Michiel Pauluszen, 

Marritie Joris. 
Andries de Haes, 

Catharina de Haes. 
Jan Bagel, Sergt., 

Grietie Jans. 
Jacob Van der Veer, 

Catharina Brassert. 
Barenfc Jacobszen 

Cool, Marritje Leen 

Mr. Hans Van Kier- 

stede, Sara Roelofs. 
Corn. Claeszen Rade- 

maecker, Ariaentje 

Jean Prie, Sophia 

Paulus en Jannetje 

Claes Aldertszen Pa- 

radys, Maryken 


Cornelis Barentszen, 
Lysbet Arents. 

Henry Breysjers, Su- 
sanna Henry. 

Olof Stephenszen Van 
Courtlt., Annetje 

Alexander Boyen 

















1 Samuel, 

2 Pieter. 

Tobias, Jannetje 

Jacob Leendertszen Leendert. 
Van der Grist, Re- 

Eodem. Teunis Gysbertszen Aertje. 

Bogaert, Sara Joris 

den 26 dicto. Abraham Rycken, Abraham. 
Grietje Hendricks. 


Claes Corneliszen, Joris Ja- 
cobszen, Metje Herberts. 

Reynout Reynoutszen, Jan- 
netje Reynouts. 

Fredrick de Koninck, Capt., 
Magdaleentie Van Swane- 

Sara Joris. 

Johannes de Pyster. Mr. Gys- 
bert Van Inbroeck, Sara de 

Jochern Caljer. Elmer Huysen 
Cleyn, Christina Vinge. 

Jan Aetamszen, Metselaer, 
Marritie Swaens. 

Jan Prie, Aechtje Leenderts. 

Sytie Roelofs. 

Jan Janszen, de Cuyper, Jan 
Labette, Hendrick Jochems- 
zen, Marritje Tymens, Elsje- 

Simon Fel, Magdaleentie Bir- 

Ytie Stryckers. 

Jacobus Schellinger, Cornelia 

Pieter Wolfertszen Van Cou- 
wenhoven, Hester Simons. 

Joris Horns, Been Horns. 

Pieter Van Veen, Marritje- 

Elisabeth Jans. 

Claes Janszen, Andries Jo- 
cheniszen, Marritje Joris. 

Paulus Leendertszen, Jannetje 

Magdaleentie Van Swancvelt. 

Sara Sanders. 

156 Notes on Books. U u h'- 


The Old Streets of New York under the Dutch. A paper read before the 
New York Historical Society, June 2, 1874. B3' James W. Gerard. New 
York. 1874. Svo, pp. 65. 

" I hate a man who can go from Dan to Beersheba, and cry : All barren ! " must 
have been the impulse under which the learned antiquarian and graceful author 
of this interesting " paper" set out to perambulate " The Old Streets of New York 
under the Dutch," in order to chronicle the incidents and accidents, the indoor 
and outdoor life among the Knickerbockers of the city of New Amsterdam over 
two hundred years ago. 

It may afford to a mind disposed to such investigations a peculiar though 
melancholy pleasure to go back and repeople that city of the dead and hold some- 
thing like a " midnight review " before " the fort, the pride and glory of New 
Amsterdam," of the ancient Burghery, the Vander Spiegels, Vander Beecks, Cou- 
wenhovens, Van Cortlandts, and the rest of the two hundred heads of families then 
constituting the population of this picturesque city, on which the Yankee had 
already looked as the rich man, according to Nathan, looked on the " one little 
ewe lamb," the sole property of his poor neighbor, " which he had bought and 
brought up"; to walk through the now forgotten Schaape Weytie, the Clayer 
Weytie, the Heere Graft, the Prince Gmft, the Slyck Steegie, the Prince Straat, or 
"the road that leads to the Ferry"; to stand before and contemplate in wonder 
" the mansions, gardens, and peach-orchards" that line the Heere Straat, or Broad- 
way, below Wall Street, or to saunter along the old Dutch burying-ground near 
Morris Street, where 

" The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." 

All this may afford pleasure; but it requires genius to conjure up before us at 
this late day and restore to every-day life, to their daily occupations and pursuits, 
their pleasures, feasts, pastimes, and even religious worship, a strange people — 
strange in their language, strange in their habits, strange in their habiliments and 
dwellings, to whom the lapse of ages, like a huge mirage, has given a strange and 
weird appearance — and them so skilfully to dress and present that they no longer 
astonish us, but are received as acquaintances with whom we have been long and 
-intimately familiar. 

This Mr. Gerard has successfully done. In truth, it is in such life-paintings as 
these that he excels. Take, for instance, the picture he has drawn (p. 21) of the 
interior of the Dutch dwelling-house in New Amsterdam ; further on, of the scene 
at the market on the present Bowling Green, where the " bustling housewife bat- 
tles for a bargain with obstinate venders from Gamoenepa," and substantial 
burghers are comparing notes on the " sudden rise in the price of clay pipes," as 
our friends in Broad Street now calculate and chaffer on a fall or advance in 
Wabash or Western Union. Next, take his description of a festive gathering or 
ball " at Metje Wessels' tavern on Pearl Street" ; read it, and we have no hesitation 
in saying it will be studied as a connoisseur lingers over a picture of indoor Flem- 
ish life from the easel of a Dutch master. 

But Mr. Gerard's masterpiece is the grand, historic " Picture^ the congregation 
of our New Amsterdam predecessors gathered for morning service in the church 
in the Old Fort," obedient to the summons of Jan Gillisen the bell-ringer, who is 
ringing the sonorous Spanish bell captured by the Dutch fleet from Porto Rico. 

We would willingly transfer the whole of this description to the pages of Tin-. 
Record did space admit. For no one can for a moment .contemplate without a 
sense of awe almost overpowering the staid and solemn procession, " preceded by 
Claes Van El?land, the court messenger, sexton, and dog-whipper," when " His 
Excellency the Ileer Directeur Generaal Petrus Stuyvesant, Governor of New Nether- 
land and representative of the High and Mighty Lords, States-General of the 
United Netherlands, His Highness of Orange and the Noble Lords, Directors 
of the Incorporated West India Company," stalks up the aisle followed by 
the "most worshipful, most prudent, and very discreet the Burgomasters and 
Schepens of New Amsterdam " — the Groote Burgerrecht and the Kleine Burgerrecht, 
and the rest of the congregation — truly a scene well worthy of being transferred to 

As it is, we congratulate Mr. Gerard on his success, and hope that it will not be 

1 874.] Notes on Books. 1 57 

long before he permits us the pleasure of accompanying him again in a walk 
through " The Old Streets of New York." E. B. O'C. 

Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of Stamford Families, 
including every name, relationship, and date now found in the 
Stamford Registers, from the First Record down to the year 1825. By 
Rev. E. B. Huntington, A.M. Stamford, Conn. : Wm. W. Gillespie &: Co., 
Steam Printers. 1S74. 8vo, pp. 140. 

The author of this very valuable Register is one of the most active and laborious 
cultivators in the domain of family history, and we feel not a little pride in stating 
to our readers that his past writings are but a moiety of the contributions which 
maybe expected from his pen. The American genealogist is here presented with 
additional facilities for the prosecution of his work — works of this class being the 
corner-stone of all well-authenticated genealogical superstructures. 

The earliest registration dates in this ancient town commence about 1652, and 
from this date to 1825 the author gives, with great care and fidelity, copies of the 
marriages, births, and deaths as found in the Town Records. The volume is 
arranged by names alphabetically. The original records are found in the first 
three folios in the Town Clerk's office at Stamford, Conn. "The first folio is 
made up of such leaves as have been saved from the earliest records of the town, 
and contains all the classes of records used in the town for several of the earliest 
years. It carries the registration down to 1723. The second, duplicating some of 
the records of the first, continues them down to 1780. The third, repeating some 
of the later records of the second, carries on the registration down to 1S52. From 
this volume our printed copy has every record down to 1825, and, as will be seen, 
the records of four families a little later." Our thanks are due the author for 
this volume, which will prove a great labor-saving effort to genealogical investiga- 
tors, and which we commend to the attention of the readers of the Record. S. S. P. 

The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton. With other 
Ancient Documents of Historic Value, including all the Writings 
in the Town Clerk's Office from 1639 to 1690. Transcribed with Notes 
and an Introduction by William S. Pelletreau, and Compiled by the under- 
signed Committee chosen at Town Meeting, April 1, 1873, and Published at 
the expense of the Town by its Authority: Henry P. Hedges, Wm. S. Pelle- 
treau, Edward H. Foster. John H. Hunt, Book and Job Printer. Sag Har- 
bor, N. Y. 1874. Svo, pp. iv. -{- vi. -f- xii.-j- 177. 
In the Record for January last we called the attention of our readers to the 
forthcoming publication of the First Book of Records of the ancient town of 
Southampton, Long Island. Of the necessity as well as importance of the print- 
ing of a correct transcript of our older Town Records we have already given our 
opinion. The copy before us shows evidence of careful labor and a desire to com- 
plete accuracy. It is dedicated to the memory of Henry Pierson, Town Clerk 
lrom 1653-1669, "to whose faithful pen we are 'indebted for a large part of our 
knowledge of the early history cf the town." The work is illustrated with sketches 
of ancient buildings and facsimiles of the signatures of many of the first settlers. 
Judicious notes — many of a genealogical character — supplement the copies of the 
Records. Here the reader will find much important assistance in the furtherance 
of his historical and genealogical inquiries. S. S. P. 

A Genealogy of the Appleton Family. By W. S. Appleton. Boston : Press 
of T. R. Marvin & Son. 1874. Medium 4to, pp. 54. 
This work is from the pen of Mr. William Stuart Appleton, an earnest and care- 
ful promoter as well as laborer in our Sister Society of New England. It has been 
issued for the purpose of obtaining further information. It commences with 
Samuel Appleton, the son of Thomas, who was born at Little Waldingfield, Eng- 
land, in 15S6, and married at Preston, England, Judith Everard, 24th January, 
1616, and had issue. The descent is confined to the male line, and comprises 
seven generations of the name of Appleton in America. We note the record of 
those of this city bearing the name, and whose enterprise and generosity have done 
so much to advance the cause of literature and science. S. S. P. 

158 Notes and Queries. [J»lv, 


Nevius.— Tohanncs Nevius, second clerk of the city of New Amsterdam, was a 
native of Zoelen, on the river Linge, in the Neder-Betuwe, in the province of Gel- 
derland, Holland. He came to this city in the middle of the 17th century, and in 
1655 was appointed one of the Schepens. In 1656 he owned a house and lot in 
Broadway, south of Wall Street, and in 1658 sold his house and lot on north side 
of Pearl St., between Broad and Whitehall Sts., to Cornells Steenwyck, when ap- 
pointed clerk of the Com. Council on resignation of Jacob Kip. He filled this 
office until 27th June, 1665, when he resigned and was succeeded by Nicholas 
Bayard. Mr. Nevius removed afterwards to Brooklyn, where he became lessee 
of the Ferry, and died previous to 1676. 

Johannes Nevius was m. in this city in Nov., 1653, to Adriaentie Bleyck, of 
Batavia, in the island of Java, E. I., by whom he had, from 1654 to 1668, e ight ch .,?l* 
4 boys andn^girls. As the name of this lady is variously recorded, some prelimi- 
nary explanation becomes necessary, for most of which we are indebted to the 
Hon. Teunis G. Bergen. 

Cornells de Potter, who was dead in 1661, had for his wife Swaantie Jans, by 
whom he had a dau. Adriaentje, subsequently the above-mentioned wife of 
Nevius. How she came by the name of Bleyck does not appear. 

In the record of the baptism of her dau. Johanna, 1668, her name is entered as 
Adriana a Braeckel. Adriana and Ariaentje being the same, "a Braeckel" is 
the Latin for Van Braeckel, which is a village of about 900 souls on the river 
Waal, in the neighborhood of Zoelen, whence Nevius hailed, and perhaps where 
the Potters came from originally. 

Ariaentje Nevius m., secondly, Jan Aertsen (Middagh), of Brooklyn, who, in an 
account which he dates "At the Ferry 12 June 1676," signs himself "man & 
mombair van de Wedw van wylen Joh: Nevius, Veerman."* Col. MSS. xxv., 226. 
Her mother m., secondly, Jan Strycker, of Flatbush, 2d April, 1679, and in her 
willf names her dau.'s children by Nevius, viz.: Maria, Cornelis, Petrus, Sarah- 
Catharina, Johanna, and Catharine Nevius, and Helena Aertsen, by her 2d or then 

On p. 220 of Vol. I. of Conv. A'.'s Co. Reg. is an inventory of chattels left by 
" Swaentie Potter," dec, to the infant ch. of her dau. Adriaentje, by Nevius and 
Aertsen, according to order of Court of Sessions, 28th Jan., 1689-90, followed by 
the receipt of Jan Aersen to Cornelius and Peter Nevius, admrs., for the Share of 
his ch., "byname Helen, Aert, Mattheus and David, procured by his former 
wife, Adriaentje Blyck, daughter of the said Swaentie Jans," etc. 

This establishes conclusively the identity of Adriaentie de Potter and Adriaentie 

Feb. 17, 16S4, was baptized Johannes, son of Cornelis and gr.-son of Johannes 
Nevius, the witnesses being Jan Aertsen and Adriaentje Potters. B ' klyn Man., 
1869, 463. 

On 2d May, 16S6, Sarah Katryna Nefius, of N. Y., was m. in Brooklyn to Cor- 
nelis Pieters, of Amersfoort, the witnesses being . . . Adriaentje Pieters (mispr. 
for Potters), the bride's mother, and Jan Aertsen, her stepfather. £ 'klyn Man., 1S67, 
4 io. E. B. O'C. 

Schuyler— Sutton.— See p. 44, also no. Family tradition and the similarity 
of the Christian names of Casparus, Arent, and Jennette, led me to state that this 
Burlington, N. J., family were probably a branch of the old New York Schuylers. 
For a biographical sketch of a Thomas Machin (probably a relative of the T. M. 

* In Book No. A : 

fol- 3 
A : 1677. Monsr. Capt. NicolFs Debit 

To late Johannes Nevius Ferrymaster 
Amounting together to fl. 1205.12 

By Order from your Honor's Servant 

Jan Aertsen Husband and Guardian 

of the YVidw of the late Joh: Nevius. 
At The Ferry 

the 12th June Ad. 1676. 
+ Conveyances, Vol. I., in King's Co. Reg., p, 210. Record, Jan, 4, 1690. 

1 874.] Notes and Queries. 159 

previously mentioned), " who came to America for the purpose of examining a 
mine 111 New Jersey belonging to the Schuyler family," see Lossings American Mist 
Rec , Vol. II., p. 162, ft.-note. 

Annan— Schuyler.— Dr. William Annan, a physician, son of Rev. Robt. Annan 
pastor Presbyterian Ch., Phila., married Jennette Schuyler, of the Burlington 
family, about the latter part of 1796 (?). He died 1797, onlv five months after his 
marriage. Mrs. Annan was then a young widow of nineteen. She is said to have 
had "an only sister, Sallie Sutton." An old estate near Burlington called 
"Point Pleasant," had been in the possession of the Schuyler family many years 
Mrs. Annan is understood to have been a cousin or niece (?) of Gen Philip S of 
the Revolution. Some years after the death of Dr. Annan she married a Captain 
Kilby. Margaret Annan, only child of the above marriage, was the wife of the 
Rev. John Curtis Clay, the well-known author of Annals of the Szvedcs 

The name of Schuyler is said to be extinct in Burlington Co. An ancient man- 
sion belonging to that family, which stood on the river bank at the corner of Wood 
Street, was pulled down in the spring of 1873. 

Sutton .— " Daniel Sutton Taylor, and John Preson* blacksmith, both of Max- 
field in Cheshire, old England, "came in the Endeavor of London Geo Thorp 
Mr (master) "arrived here" (Phila.) "29 7 mo. 1683." James Sutton came in 
said ship as servant to Richard Hough, of Hough, in Cheshire. Register of Ar- 
rivals Pa. Hist. Soc. J 

Marriage. "April 10 1688 Daniel Sutton to Agnes Carre." Court Rec Bur- 
lington, in Sec. State's Office, Trenton, contain additional particulars. 

" In memory of Daniel Sutton aged 59 years Deceased ye 10 day of March 
1711. J 

"Here Iieth the Body of Daniel Sutton who Deceased May In the vear 

1746." * ' 

" Here lieth the body of Daniel Jackson Sutton who departed this Life February 
21 1760. J 

" Catharine Sutton Daughter of Danl. & Mary Sutton died Tune ye 16 i7e Q at 8 
years. J JDJ 

"Here lieth the Body of Mary Sutton who departed this Life September loth 
r 759 aged about 56 years." 

"John Jackson who departed this Life ye 16th of March in ye year of our Lord 

All the above tombstone inscriptions are from the churchyard of St Mary's 
(Prot. EpisO, Burlington, N. J., and are doubtless of the same family, being close 
together They were copied in 1873. A much more perfect copy was made for 
Bishop Doane about twenty years ago, since which time many of the inscriptions 
have become entirely obliterated. It is now in the possession of the rector the 
Rev. Dr. G. Morgan Hills. The name of Sutton is found at an early date in' the 
church register. Jackson is still a common one in Bucks Co., Pa., opposite 
Burlington. * l 

" Wassells or Wessells, of New York, U. S. A., and of Jamaica W I "— 
Under this title a writer in the English Notes and Quotes, 4 S. X Nov' 23 '72 p 
410, gives some account of a " James Burnside Wassells, a captain R A*in the 
British army, a native of New York, who married Elizabeth McDonal'd of Tre- 
awney, Jamaica W I." J. B. W. was born, we presume, in the first half of the 
last century. The date of his death, given as about 1735, is unquestionably in- 
correct, as his only daughter died in 1840, aged 70, which would make her born 
thirty-five years after her father's death, viz., in 1770. It is perhaps a typographi- 
cal error for 17S5. Jf & i 

T , he /u at u f armS ° f the father of J" R W - " a Dutch ^mber merchant," is de- 
scribed by the writer, quoting Burke's " Armorie," as " Gules, three fleur-de-lvs or 
and a chef ermine. - 

Camden, N.J. William John Potts. 

Wessell.— John Wessell came from Holland prior to or shortly after 1700, and 
settled in the city of New York. I think he owned property there. A son, John 

born in 1702, settled in Philadelphia, and married Stark. Anv information 

in reference to the old settler, John, his ancestry or descendants, will' be thankfully 
received by T. M. Potts, Canonsburg, Pa. 

/4i«?which isTom^^ ° CCUrS iD BurHngt0n C °- " Very P ° Ssib,y incorrect s P elli °e »* 

160 Notes and Queries. [J u ty> x ^>lA- 

Brasher. — Information or extracts from any records containing the names of 
Col. Abraham Brasher of the Revolution, or his progenitor, Henry Brasher (Brazier- 
Brasier), who was in New York 1637, and married Susanna Wathens, widow of 
William Wathens, gth Oct., 1644, d. 1691, leaving Henry, Isaac, and Abraham, is 
solicited by E. B. Servoss, Fourth National Bank, N. Y., or Capt. T. M. Brasher, 
II. S.N. , 31 Smith Street, Brooklyn. 

Dunlap — Woolsey, p. 16 present volume. The following is the desired mar- 
riage, taken from the Massachusetts Magazine for "March, 1789": "New York. 
Mr". William Dunlap an eminent portrait painter to Miss Woolsey of Fairfield in 
Connecticut." W. J. P. 


Connecticut Historical Society. — The annual meeting of the Connecticut 
Historical Society was held on Tuesday, May 5, 1874, and officers and committees 
for the ensuing year were chosen as follows : 

President, J. Hammond Trumbull ; Vice-Presidents, S. H. Huntington, Henry White, Leo- 
nard Hibbard, William Cothren, Rev. C. S. Henry, D.D., Ashbel Woodward, John Johnston, 
Dwight Loomis; Treasurer, James B. Hosmer ; Recording Secretary, Lucius E Hunt; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Charles J. Hoadley ; Auditor, Rowland Swift ; Committee on Membership, 
lames B. ilosmer, Lrastus Smith, John K. Morris, E. B. Watkinson, J. H. Trumbull, R. H. Burn- 
ham, S. H. Huntington; Committee on Library, George Brinley, C. J. Hoadley, J. H. Trum- 
bull ; Committee on Exchanges, George Brinley, C. J. Hoadley, Erastus Smith ; Committee on 
Publications, J. H. Trumbull, George Brinley, C. J. Hoadley. 

Westchester Historical Society. — An adjourned meeting of the Historical 
Society of Westchester County was held at White Plains, June II, 1S74, to com- 
plete the organization of the Society by the election of officers and the adoption 
of a code of by-laws. The following officers were elected : 

President, Edward F. de Lancey, of Mamaroneck ; J 'ice-Presidents, Rev. Robert Bolton, 
ofLewisboro; John Jav, of Bedford"; William Coventry H. Waddell, of Greenburg ; Rev. Mr. 
Linsley, of New Rochelle ; and I. T. Williams, of New Castle ; Treasurer, Ed. J. Carpenter, 
of White Plains ; Domestic Corresponding Secretary, John Wood ; Foreign Corresponding Secre- 
tary, W. C. H. Waddell ; Recording Secretary, Isaac Wright, of White Plains ; Librarian, W. 
B. Tibbetts. Twenty-four councillors were also chosen. 



Dwight.— The promised genealogy of this family, by Rev. Benj. W. Dwight, of Clinton. 
Oneida Co., N. Y., is just issued from the press in two large octavo volumes. It may be ob- 
tained of the author. Price $10. 

Dawson.— Mr. Joel Munsell, of Albany, has nearly ready for publication A Collection of 
Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, etc., of the name of Dawson." Compiled by- 
Charles C. Dawson, of this city. It will be an octavo of over 500 pages, with portraits. Price $5. 

Old Colony Families. — Ebenezer W. Peirce, of Assonet Village, Freetown, Mass., has in 
press "Contributions, Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical," containing genealogies of 
tiarnaby, Bartlett, Booth, Brownel 1 , Caswell, Gardiner, Godfrey, Harlow, Hoskins, Howland, 
Macom'ber, Pearce, Rogers, Rounsevill, Shelley, Sheffield, Weaver, and Williams families. 
Price per copy, $5. 

Pruntice.— Mr. Binney's Genealogy of the Prentice or Prentiss Family being out of print, 
a new and enlarged edition is being prepared by Edwin C. Prentiss, of Brighton, Mass. 


Ooeensbirv (N. Y.)— Mr. Joel Munsell, of Albany, N. Y., has announced a " Prospectus 
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Genealogical anb IBiagraplncal Jiccnrt, 

Vol. V. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1874. No. 4. 


With a Portrait. 


The Rev. Thomas DeWitt, D.D.,died on Monday, May 18, 1874, in 
the 83d year of his age. He was senior pastor of the Collegiate Reformed 
Dutch Church of this ci£y ; a clergyman, sixty-two years in office, listened 
to, admired, venerated, and loved by an immense succession of hearers, 
and in many respects a very remarkable man ; " of sound judgment, of 
calm, equable temperament, of strong opinions and incorruptible integrity ; 
an able teacher and preacher, and one of the great leaders of Christian 
thought and action in this city and country." " He was one of the foun- 
ders and most able supporters of many of the great religious and philan- 
thropic institutions of the church and the country." He especially " took 
an active interest in the history of New York. He was long a regular at- 
tendant upon the meetings of the New York Historical Society, and zeal- 
ously assisted in its objects; for many years he was Vice-President and 
then President of that society." 

Estimates of the known and fixed character of such a man, pro- 
nounced by competent observers, cannot be improved by any mere va- 
riation of terms. They may be freely adopted, with such slight omissions 
or additions as from a different stand-point may seem appropriate. Mere 
recitals of fact are the same in any dress, but an autobiography has such 
attractions and advantages that we cannot disregard it. Dr. DeWitt, late 
in life, at the request of one of his children, made a brief autobiographical 
sketch, giving especially the dates and changes of his personal history, 
which was published, as copied from his original manuscript, in the Obser- 
ver newspaper of 21st May last. No apology is necessary for copying it 
entire, nor for repeating other remarks as above. The present monograph 
would be quite too light and imperfect without this personal sketch of his 
own ; with it, it cannot lack weight or authority. The extraordinary part, 
for such a man, is to find in it so little of self-assertion ; so much modesty 
for such great merit and high distinction. But even in this it shows how 
any one, by imitation, can avoid an error in that respect, and how valua- 
ble the simplest sketches of dates and movements may be. The auto- 
biographical sketch is as follows : 

" My ancestor came from Holland and settled in Kingston, Ulster 

1 62 Biographical and Genealogical Sketch of [October, 

County, N. Y., then known as Wiltwick, in 1655. The farm he occupied 
is still in the possession of Ins descendants. I am in the fifth generation 
from him. Napanoch, in the interior of Ulster County, was the place 
where my grandfather settled and where my father was born. My grand- 
father had nine sons and one daughter. The daughter was the mother of 
DeWitt Clinton. My father in early youth went with some of our forces 
to Canada at the time of the victory of Wolffe over the French and the 
surrender of Canada to the British. He was a captain in the war of the 
Revolution. My mother's name was Hasbrouck, one of the Stuyvesant 
family. I have no blood in me but what is descended from Holland and 
French Huguenots. 

" I was born in Kingston, September 13, 1791. Being of a sedate dis- 
position and fond of reading and study, my parents placed me in King- 
ston Academy, where I was prepared for college ; and in May, 1806, I 
went to Schenectady, and entered the second year after Dr. Nott became 
president. I graduated in 1808, before I had reached my seventeenth 
year, the Latin salutatory oration being assigned to me. Although my 
thoughts during my college course had in some degree been directed to 
the subject of religion, nothing marked had taken place. Rev. Dr. Gos- 
man was pastor of the Reformed Dutch church of Kingston, and under 
his ministry I decided to give myself to the Saviour, and at the close of 
1808 I joined that church. Being quite young, I spent one year with the 
Rev. Dr. Brodhead, at Rhinebeck, and the following year with the Rev. 
Dr. Frceligh at Schraalen burgh, N. J., a professor of theology appointed 
by the General Assembly. In 1810 measures for the establishment of 
the Theological Seminary of our church were consummated, and Dr. Liv- 
ingston went to New Brunswick in September of that year to the charge 
of it, when I entered it as one of the students, and was one of the two who 
graduated in 181 2. 

" I was licensed by the classis of New Brunswick, visited several va- 
cancies, received three or four calls, accepted the call of the combined 
congregations of Hackensack and Hopewell, in Dutchess County, N. Y., 
and was ordained November 24, 1812. These congregations extended 
over a large territory. I had to be much on the road. I was led into 
the habit of preaching from sketches on mental preparation, which con- 
tinued through life. In 1S17 I was chosen professor in our Theological 
Seminary by the General Synod. I declined, and was re-elected in 1818, 
and again declined. I was married October 11, 1826, to Miss Fliza Ann 
Waterman, of New York. In the spring of 1826 I was called to the Col- 
legiate R. D. Church of New York, which I declined. In 1827 it was re- 
newed, when I accepted, and was installed September 16, 1827, in con- 
nection with Drs. Kuypers, Knox, and Brownlee, who successively died in 
1833, 1858, ami i860. 

" Providence has mercifully given me a long life, with the constant 
enjoyment of comfortable health. A ministry of fifty-four years * is allotted 
to few impressing upon my mind crowded memories of the past, and 
bringing the conviction that while the shadows of the evening are closing 
upon me, I must soon meet my Saviour's call to render my account." 

He has mentioned his most remarkable peculiarity as a preacher, 
which he calls " the habit of preaching from sketches on mental preparation " 

* Sixty-two, it proved. 

1S74.] the Rev. Thomas DeWitt, D.D. 1 63 

This he had studied and acquired with great labor. In his early life it 
was, and perhaps it is yet, a prevailing popular fancy that a studied and 
written sermon, read from complete notes, must necessarily be formal, cold, 
and tedious. The habit of reading, indeed, has often degenerated into 
formality and coldness or ridiculous intonations. The casual listener likes 
the personal attention of the eyes and voice, and prefers what seem to be 
personal and extemporaneous addresses, spoken off-hand, directly to him, 
without thinking how many repetitions of ideas and omissions may occur, 
nor heeding the almost inevitable lack of order, precision, and complete- 
ness. He calls for vivid, ready speeches ex tempore, which the old clergy- 
man or old hearer denounces as inconsiderate " ex trumpery." The diffi- 
cult thing is to combine the advantages and guard against the dangers of 
both courses. Dr. DeWitt was remarkably successful in this. With a very 
strong memory highly trained he could, with slight aid from notes, re- 
member and repeat with great exactness the whole of a prearranged ar- 
gument, not only giving all the reasons, but announcing them in coherent 
order, and using appropriate and impressive language in the form of a 
personal address. He by no means lessened his study. In'reality, he as- 
sumed a greater labor than would be required for the written sermon. 
If he omitted great labor, his plan would fail. He, however, could not 
avoid acquiring an abstracted air. It seemed sometimes, while he was in- 
tently grasping a complicated idea or ransacking his mind and memory 
for the scattered threads of his discourse, as if he was not aware that there 
was an audience present. It may be better for hearers to be so liberal- 
minded and attentive as to permit a written discourse to be read, and for 
the speaker to have his mind so free that he can read in natural tones ef- 
fectively and well. For it cannot be hoped that many will or can be so 
successful as Dr. DeWitt. The plan of not closing the eyes in prayer, but 
addressing the audience, suggested by Mr. John* Quincy Adams in his 
work on elocution, has generally failed. 

Early in life the young clergyman attained celebrity as a preacher. 
His reputation reached the city, and the elders and deacons of the great 
Collegiate Church, the oldest Christian organization in the country, one 
having the most numerous attendance of worshippers, and possessed both 
of strength and high intelligence, summoned him to their service. (The 
language of another may be freely used :) 

" He came, and fully did he fill their hope and his promise. Ever 

since that hour, growing into larger action with the advance in religious 

and literary thought and benevolent action of this great capital — whether 

with stately Governor Bradish in the sessions of the Historical Society, or 

with grave Dr. Dix in the counsels of the Leake and Watts Orphan House, 

or in the conclave of his ministerial associates, or in the nearer and dearer 

intimacies of Christian counsel ; perhaps now evolving the sacred mysteries 

of some hidden truth, now telling in the old tongue to some aged disciple 

the simple story of the cross, coming closer to the heart to which it was 

addressed by the awakened memories of childhood speech, whether in the 

glory of his eloquent sermon or the tender fervor of his prayer — in all these 

Thomas DeWitt compassed the dignity and the gentleness of his grand 

■ :e. He moved among us the recognized ambassador of Heaven. 

•'< Perhaps in later years it was effaced by greater carefulness, but at 

period of his life, absent-minded to a ludicrous degree, social circles 

re stirred to a smile by the familiar incidents of the manner in which 

164 Biographical and Genealogical Sketch of [October, 

the inner man seemed to forget the outer ; how here he seemed to tra- 
verse the streets, reading every door-plate ; how in the very sanctuary, while 
absorbed in listening to his brethren in the ministry, he seemed a proper 
object of admonition by the sexton for his play with his handkerchief. Of 
many a pleasant absurdity there was talk over the tea-cup — but — but — all 
this did not efface the hope of the young girl, radiant in the pure illumi- 
nation of her bridal day, that ' dear old Dr. DeWitt and no one else, no 
indeed,' should utter the words that formed to her the irrevocable bond, 
nor did it weaken the hope of the aged that when their last hour should 
be in its darkness, that venerable pastor of their souls should soften their 
farewell with his deep libation of Christian tenderness. So he lived and 
labored — scholar, leader, teacher, faithful friend. The great metropolis is 
to-day inexpressibly poorer by such a man's death. 

" When the St. Nicholas Society poured out its elegance of hospitality 
in honor of the President soldier, their distinguished guest, Dr. DeWitt, 
was also at their table. Of the traditions and ways and lingerings among 
us of the mother-land, where his name is so lofty in history, he was custo- 
dian. To him the language of Grotius was yet a spoken one in New 

" But not in that did he win his high mark as a preacher. He held 
mastery in our own tongue, and the record of the power and beauty in 
which he conveyed the great lessons of his embassage are of the cher- 
ished possessions of the church. Even now there comes to my remem- 
brance a sentence which floated out in his description of a sorrowing, 
sinful being : ' His heart melted in penitence and poured itself out in 
tears.' Everywhere he was that benediction to the world in which he 
moved — a holy man. When in Christian fellowship he knelt at the 
communion-rail in old Trinity, when he stood, senior and emeritus, among 
his own clergy, everywhere the old saint blended his life with his doc- 

"Beyond all other men who in later years have in New York held 
this highest of all trusts, the ministration of the highest truths, around 
Dr. DeWitt's coffin should have stood as mourners all the clergymen of 
the metropolis. I would except none. Well might Archbishop Mc- 
Closkey have summoned all his ecclesiastics. Well might Bishop Pot- 
ter have invited all his ministry. I would have had all representative 
leaders urge their followers and associates to gather as devout men did 
around eminent saints of old. Here was the last of earth to a man who 
had worn the armor of a Christian soldier through every battle of life, 
scarred only with his Christian duty — a man of eloquence, of culture, of 
skill in the histories of sacred and secular affairs — a grave, dignified, old- 
fashioned clergyman, master of pulpit skill, master of the great power of a 
Christian life, living to be useful, dying to be of blessed memory. 

" It is now many years since that now faded and forlorn old building, 
the present Post-office, gave up for ever its uses as the Middle Dutch 
Church. It had long annals of colonial and revolutionary and opening 
State life. Royal governor, English soldiery, colonial officials, republi- 
cans, armed and peaceable, had been around it. It heard in the language 
of the Holland Colonists the grand truths of all the ages. At last it died 
to sacred uses. It could only be reached on the quiet Sabbath by a long 
down-town walk, and the Consistory surrendered it to the purposes ot the 
Government. I hope they felt like children saying farewell to their aged 

1874-1 the Rev. Thomas DeWitt, D.D. 1 65 

mother. When the last service came, and the congregation, in whose 
gathering on that occasion old memories were pre-eminent, stood to listen 
to that which is, whenever and wherever given, a treasure of possession — 
the blessing — Dr. DeWitt uttered it in the Holland language. The old 
walls, had they been sentient, would have been vocal with loud amen." 

In his steadiness and persistency of movement, and in his great regard 
for unity and order, we can readily recognize him as the son of a soldier 
and officer, trained and exercised in good habits and regular motions for 
effective work against a great enemy. We know not how to connect him 
with those who raised the honored name of DeWitt to its high place in the 
history of the Netherlands, or with the arms depicted in "stained glass 
in the old church at Gouda, in Holland"; but in this country we know 
many of the connections, and it becomes the duty of our society to 
preserve what traces we can of this new and vigorous stock. 

I. Tjerck Claezen DeWitt, as reported by the family, was born at 
Grootholdt in Zunderland, Westphalia, about 1620. The name indicates 
him the son of Nicholas DeWitt. Soon after the disasters to the great 
DeWitts, in Holland, and after the successes at sea of the English fleets 
sent out by Cromwell against the Dutch (divided by political difficulties, 
and beset at the same time on land by the French), he appeared among 
his countrymen in New Netherlands. As early as 1656 he came to New 
York, and he probably resided a few years in the city, or was engaged 
during that period in " prospecting." At New Amsterdam (N. Y.), on 
24th April, 1656, he married Barbara Andrieszen, a native of Amsterdam, 
in Holland. About the year 1664 he went with others to Wiltwick, 
Esopus (now Ulster Co.), where a new settlement was then planned, and 
where he " settled " and afterwards lived, encountering the hazards and 
difficulties of the place, including the hostilities of Indians. In 1677 and 
1694 he received patents for land in that region (see N. Y. Gen. and 
Biog. Rec, Vol. 2, pp. 146, 147.) His will bears date 4th March, 1697-8, 
in which he named eleven children and three husbands of married daugh- 
ters. It was witnessed by Jacob Rutzen. Abraham Lameter, and William 
DeMeyer, and afterwards proved before William Nottingham, surrogate, and 
letters-testamentary granted to his widow Barbara, as executrix. He died at 
Kingston, 17th February, 1700, and she died 6th July, 17 14. Their issue 
were Andries, eldest son (No. II.), John, Jacob, Lucas, Peek, and Tjerck 
(youngest son), Tjaatje, who married Mattys Mattysen (captain in 1700), 
Jannetje, who married Cornelius Switz, Gertrey, Rachel (who married Cor- 
nelius Bogardus, grandson of the Rev. Everardus), Marritje, and Aaghe. 

II. Andries DeWitt, oldest son of Tjerck, born in New York City 
about 1660, was of Kingston, called Captain, and died with that title soon 
after his father, on 22<i July, 17 10. He married on 7th March, 1682, 
Jannetje Egbertson, who survived him, and died his widow, on 23d 
November, 1733. Issue: 

1. Tjerck, born 23d January, 1683. 

2. Barber, born 30th October, 1689 ; died 1st November, 1715. 

3. Jacob, born 30th December, 1691. 

4. Maria, born 21st January, 1693. 

5. Helena, born 7th December, 1695. 

6. Andries, born 1st April, 1697 ; died 2d July, 1701. 

7. Egbert, born rSth March, 1699 ; see No. III. 

8. Johannes, born 26th March, 1701. 

9. Andries, born February, 1703. 

1 66 Biographical and Genealogical Sketch of [October, 

III. Egbert DeWitt, described as of Neponack, in the town of Roch- 
ester, Ulster Co., is believed to be the one who, with the old Saxon name, 
was the seventh child of Andries (No. II., above), born 18th March, 1699. 
Before 1730 he married Mary, daughter of William Nottingham, and 
grand-daughter of Col. Jacob Rutzen. His will, dated 13th July, 1758, 
proved 7th May, 1761, naming ten children, and giving each one-tenth, 
required his son Andries, as a condition of receiving anything, to divide 
among his brothers and sisters equally what might be his as heir-at-law of 
his mother from Col. Rutzen's estate. The issue of Egbert and Mary Not- 
tingham were : 

1. Andries (Egbert) [father of Genl., Dr. Benjamin, etc.] 

2. Benjamin. 

3. Stephen. 

4. John (probably born 1720, who married Mary Brodhead). 

5. Jacob Rutzen (captain in 1775). 

6. William. 

7. Thomas (see No. IV.) 

8. Reuben (lieutenant in 1775). 

9. Egbert, jr., a bachelor. 

10. Mary, who married February, 1765, Col. James Clinton, the father of De- 
Witt Clinton. 

The order of birth of the first eight was given by Rev. Dr. DeWitt and 
others from memory, without dates ; but the order or place of the two last 
not recollected. This was a remarkable family. Several of the sons were 
soldiers and officers. The place in the town of Rochester, we suppose, 
came on his wife's part, and was noted as well for the lead-mine of the 
Revolution as for its mills' and productions. 

IV. Thomas DeWitt, one of the younger sons of Egbert, in early life 
was the soldier in the French war, and later an officer in the Revolution- 
ary contest. He married Eisie Hasbrouck of Ulster County. Issue : 

1. M;iry. 

2. Jacob Hasbrouck. 

3. Reuben. 

4. Joseph. 

5. Rev. Dr. Thomas, born 13th September, 1791, the subject of this article. 

We do not enlarge upon collateral topics. Something might be writ- 
ten of several of these, but they deserve a separate account. The doctor 
was himself not disposed to claim relationships, nor had he adopted 
our genealogical habit of tracing out the ancestry of females as well 
as males. Had he done so, he would have found traces of English 
Protestant blood, as well as of Holland and French Huguenots, which 
he would have acknowledged, nor would he have deemed it detri- 

I. William Nottingham, an Englishman, as we are informed, mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Tye (English), and widow of Capt. Daniel 

Brodhead (English), who died in 1667. She survived both, and mar- 
ried (3) Thomas Garton, an Englishman, whose name was sometimes 
written " Kirton." He (No. I.) had a landgrant in Ulster County, near 
DeWitt, in 1676 (N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec, Vol. 2, p. 145), and died, 
we suppose before 1686, leaving a son, William. 

11. William Nottingham, who as we understand, was a son of Wil- 
liam No. I., born between 1668 and 1686, by license dated 14th May, 
1702 (Rec, Vol, 3, p. 195), married Margaret, daughter of Col. Jacob, 

i874-] the Rev. Thomas DeWitt, D.D. 1 67 

Rutzen. It seems he acted as Surrogate of Ulster County in 17 10, 
although not named in our printed Civil List ; and he was County Clerk 
of that county in 1719-20-21. His will was dated 4th December, 1730, 
and proved 8th March, 1731, naming his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, ami 
2 sons-in-law, and his sister Anne Garton, doubtless a daughter of his 
mother by her last husband. The issue were Stephen, eldest son ; Tho- 
mas, second son ; William, youngest son ; Mary, who before 1730 married 
Egbert DeWitt (No. III. above) ; Elizabeth, who married Martin De La 
Mater; Bridget, Anne, and Catharine. We venture thus far in these de- 
tails to enable any error to be corrected, to correct the slight error we 
have indicated, and to invite fuller information. 

A study of these ancestries and of the lives of such men will give hints 
and rules for constant application and use. 

It requires a knowledge of many circumstances to appreciate the 
peculiar circumstances in which Dr. DeWitt was placed in New York. 
He was by birth and education a thorough Dutchman, and yet in duty 
bound to lead his devoted flock, filled with many prejudices, into har- 
monious and Christian association with the descendants of old antag- 
onists — now the friendly citizens of the same republic and of the same 
city, whose blood, flowing on the same occasions, could no longer be kept 

His predecessor, the Rev. Dr. Livingston, had been the first to preach 
regularly in English in one of the Collegiate churches. His senior asso- 
ciate, the Rev. Dr. Kuypers, had followed the practice of preaching half 
•a day, in the afternoon, in the old language and forms of Holland. It fell 
to Dr. DeWitt to accustom all to the public use of the national language 
of the United States, the common language of the place, and yet to 
talk with the aged devotees and explain their many difficulties in their 
own dialect. He did not combat their prejudices, but took care not to 
inflame nor perpetuate them. Few, if any, will be able to repeat a harsh 
expression ever used by him against an opponent of any kind. And not 
only all nationalities, but all sects, kindred, and tongues could listen to his 
discourses without being offended at a word of reproach or offence. The 
Episcopal bishop of New York was always ready to hear a sermon of his, 
and would invite others to listen, without apprehension of a railing or fac- 
tious word ; and so of others. The historical student will have the high- 
est estimate of this. 

Explaining a few marked peculiarities like these, we pass over many 
more ordinary traits which deserve attention. His commanding form 
and movement will long be borne in mind. 

His family surviving him is small. Four children died quite young. 
One promising son, Theodore F., died in 1862, aged 19. One daughter, 
Julia P. C, died in 1861, aged 21. Two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and 
Maria Van Antwerp, only remain ; one the wife of Morris K. Jesup of 
New York, the other married to Theodore Cuyler of Philadelphia. His 
most affectionate wife died but a few months before him. Her death, 
after so long an association, and after he had become infirm, greatly 
affected him. He was able to attend her burial. When the solemn servi- 
ces had been performed, and the earthly casket, worn and disfigured, 
which had been enlivened by her spirit, and was attended with so many 
lively recollections, was about to be covered for ever from sight, he stepped 
forward, waved his arm for attention, and, addressing her as present, pro- 

1 68 Original Family Records of Van Cortlandt. [October, 

nounced a few characteristic words, which those who heard cannot readily 
repeat nor forget : 

" Farewell, my beloved, honored, and faithful wife. The tie that united us 
is severed. Thou art with Jesus in glory. He is with me by his grace ; I will 
soon be with you. Farewell ! " 


Contributed by Edward F. De Lancey. 


The Van Cortlandts of Lower Yonkers, or Little Yonkers, as it was 
called in the 18th century, are the junior branch of the Van Cortlandt 
family, springing from Jacobus van Cortlandt, the youngest of the two 
sons of Oloff Stevensen (Oliver Stephen) van Cortlandt, the first of the 
name in America, who was born in New York 7th July, 1658. (See fam- 
ily record of Oloff Stevensen van Cortlandt, Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. V., 
p. 71. ante.) Jacobus van Cortlandt married, the license dated 7th 
May, 1691, Eve Philipse (born 6th July, 1658), eldest daughter of Freder- 
ick Philipse, the first lord of the manor of Philipseburgh, by whom he had 
an only son, Frederick van Cortla?idt, born in 1698 (and three daughters, 
Margaret, m. 1st July, 1722, Abraham de Peyster ; Anne, m. 26th March, 
1737, John Chambers, Justice of the Supreme Court ; and Mary, m. 20th 
June, 1728, Peter Jay). 

The following record is taken from the family Bibles of Frederick van 
Cortlandt, and of his second son, Augustus van Cortlandt, and the wills 
of the latter, and of Augustus (White) Van Cortlandt, and Henry (White) 
Van Cortlandt, the grandsons of Augustus. 

Frederick's Bible is a huge folio printed in Dutch in 17 14, with the 
singular copper-plate illustrations of the day, published by Jacob & Pieter 
Keur, in Dort and Amsterdam, and bound in boards covered with em- 
bossed pigskin, tooled and stamped, and ornamented with brass clasps and 

Augustus's Bible is an English quarto, bound in calf, and printed by 
Mark Baskett, at Oxford, in 1764. 

Both are in the library of Cortlandt House, Lower Yonkers, built in 1747 
by Frederick Van Cortlandt, and belong to its owner, the present Mr. 
Augustus van Cortlandt. 

The following entries are in Dutch, written by Francina (Frances), 
the wife of Frederick van Cortlandt, and are translated by Dr. E. B. 
O'Callaghan : 

1723-4 — New York, the 19 January 1723-4, I Francina Jay,* am joined 
with Frederick van Cortlandt, son of Jacobus van Cortlandt, in 
the marriage state, by Dominie Antonides. 

* Third daughter of Augustus Jay, merchant of Rochelle, the first of that family in America 
and his wife Anna Maria Bayard, daughter of Balthazar Bayard, whose mother was the sister of 
Gov. Stuyvesant. 

i874-l Original Family Records of Van Cortlandt. 1 69 

I7 26-7 — New York the 3 March, 1726-7 is born my son Jacob'us 
{yames) van Cortlandt, his godfather is my father-in law Jacobus 
van Cortlandt, and godmother my mother Anna Maricka Jay. 

1728 — New York 3 Agustus 1728 is born my second son Augustus 
van Cortlandt, his godfather is my father Augustus Jay, and god- 
mother Marggrita De Peyster. 

^30 — New York the 28 March 1730 is born my third son Frederick 
van Cortlandt his Godfather Pieter Jay, Godmother Judith Jay. 

j 732 — Is born my daughter Eve Van Cortlandt her godfather Jacobus 
van Cortlandt her grandfather, her godmother Anne van Corte- 

She died the 10 June 1733 and is buried in the vault near 
Gerardus Stuyvesant's. 

1736— New York the 22 May 1736 is born my second daughter Eve 
van Cortlandt her godfather Abraham De Peyster, godmother 
Maria Jay. 

1737 — Nov. 5 was born Anna Maria, third daughter of Frederick and 
Francina Van Cortlandt. {Her birth is not in the Bible, probably 
an accidental omission. She married 1, Nathaniel Marston (by 
whom she had one child, Mary, whose m. license dated 19 March, 
1777, Capt. Frederick Philipse), and 2, Augustus Van Home, by 
whom she was the Van Cortlandt ancestress of the Van Home and 
Clarkson families of New York. 

1749-50— On the 12 Feb. 1749-50, died my beloved husband 
Frederick van Cortlandt in his 51 year, and was buried in the 
vault at Little Yonkers. 
The following entries are in English : 

1780 — Frances van Cortlandt died the 2d Aug. 1780. 

I7 8i — James Van Cortlandt died the 1st April, 1781, and was buried in 
the family vault. {He married 315/ January 1752, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Cornelius Cuyler, of Albany, but had no issue. His 
widow died in New York in 181 5. Augustus van Cortlandt, his 
second brother, above named, the last Clerk of the City and County of 
New York under the British rule, married 2$ih April, 1760, Elsie 
{Alice) Cuyler, sister of his brothers wife, who died without issue 8th 
Nov., 1 7 6 1 . Vol. IV. of " Record, " p. 80, " Cuyler Records. ' ' ) 

1763 — Augustus van Cortlandt married for his second wife, license dated 
8th~Nov., 1763, Catherine Barclay. {N. Y. Marriages, p. 409.) 
The entries in his Bible are as follows : 

1766— Anne van Cortlandt daughter of Augustus and Catherine van 
Cortlandt born 18 January 1766, and baptized the 8 February 
following. Sponsors Andrew Barclay, Helena Barclay, and Anne 

Died 1 8 14 (3 Aug.) 

l7 68 — Helena van Cortlandt daughter as above born 4 January 
1768, and Baptized the 27 instant. Sponsors, James v. Cort- 
landt Frances v. Cortlandt and Ann Van Home. 
Died 1812. 

1770 — James van Cortlandt son as above, born 8 February 1770, and 
baptized the fifth of March following, sponsors Frederick van 
Cortlandt, Thomas Barclay and Elizabeth van Cortlandt, and 
died the 17 July 1773. 

170 Original Family Records of Van Cortlandt. [October, 

T g g — Catherine van Cortlandt wife of Augustus van Cortlandt died 

at Yonkers March 8, 1808, aged 64 years and buried in the family 

jg!6 — August the 1st this Book I give to my Granddaughter Ann 


Augustus van Cortlandt. 
1823 — Augustus van Cortlandt died the 20 December 1823 aged 95 

years and 4 months. 
Augustus van Cortlandt, having survived all his children, bv his will 
dated 23d April, 1821, directed that his grandson Augustus White, the 
eldest son of his eldest daughter Ann Van Cortlandt, by her husband 
Henry White, b. 12th September, 1763 (who was the eldest son of Eve 
van Cortlandt, sister of Augustus van Cortlandt and the Hon. Henry 
White of the Council of the Province of New York, and who died in 
April, 1822), should with his estate of Lower Yonkers take and use the 
name of Van Cortlandt. Augustus (White) van Cortlandt, this grandson 
born 1796, never married, and by his will, dated 18th February, 1827, 
devised the estate to his only brother Henry, born 1801, for life, and then 
to his son for ever, and, upon the failure of male heirs to Henry, to his 
nephew Augustus Van Cortlandt Bibby, eldest son of his sister Augusta 
White and her husband, Dr. Edward N. Bibby, of New York, " provided 
they take and constantly use the name of Van Cortlandt." Augustus 
(White) van Cortlandt died unmarried 1st April, 1839, and Henry 
(White) van Cortlandt died unmarried 13th October, 1839, and their 
nephew above named, upon the death of the latter, under the will of 
the former, took the estate and name, and is the present Augustus van 
Cortlandt of Yonkers. This gentleman married June 9, 1853, Amelia, 
daughter of Robert Bunch of Bogota, Colombia, and has five sons, 
Augustus, Henry White, Robert Bunch, Edward Newenham, and Oloff 
de Lancey, Van Cortlandt, and one daughter, Mary Bayley van Cort- 
landt, all now (1874) under age. 

Helena van Cortlandt, the youngest of the two daughters of Augustus 
Van Cortlandt, married, about 1792, James Morris, son of Lewis 
Morris, of Morrisania, by whom she had twelve children, the second of 
whom, Augustus Frederick, pursuant to the will of his grandfather, Augustus 
van Cortlandt, took the estate of Cortlandt 1 s Ridge (on the heights above 
Spuvten Duvvil, and running from the Hudson River to Tippett's Brook) 
and the name of Van Cortlandt. This estate came to Augustus, the 
grandfather, from his brother, Frederick van Cortlandt, who died without 
issue in 1800. Augustus Frederick married, 10th Dec, 1823, Harriet, 
fourth daughter of Peter Jay Munro and Margaret White (who died 10* 
March, 1836). and he died Dec, 1855, leaving two sons, Augustus van 
Cortlandt, M.D., of New Rochelle, a bachelor, and Peter Jay Munro 
van Cortlandt, of Pelham, a widower without children. 

Mr. Augustus van Cortlandt, of Yonkers, above mentioned, and his 
children and these two gentlemen are now — 1874 — the only descendants 
of Jacobus van Cortlandt, the founder of the junior branch of the family, 
bearing, the name of Van Cortlandt. 

Fve van Cortlandt, the second daughter of Frederick van Cortlandt 
and Francina Jay, granddaughter of Jacobus, born, as above stated in her 
father's Bible, on 22 d May, 1736, married, license dated 13 th May, 1 76 1 , 
Hon. Henry White, one of the Council of the Province of New York, 

1 8 74-1 Original Family Records of Van Cortland/. I J I 

who died in London in 1785, and is buried at St. James, Westminster. 
They had four sons and three daughters : 1. Henry, who married his first 
cousin Anne, eldest daughter of Augustus van Cortlandt, as stated in the 
record, and were the grandparents of the gentlemen above named, the 
present representatives of Van Cortlandts of Yonkers ; 2. Sir John 
Chambers White, an admiral in the British navy; 3. Frederick Cortlandt 
White,* general in the British army; 4. William White, a capt. in the 
East India merchant service ; 5. Ann, m. Sir John MacNamara Hayes, 
Bart., Surgeon-General of the British army in America during the Revo- 
lutionary War; 6. Margaret, m. Peter Jay Munro, of N. Y., only child 
of the Rev. Dr. Harry Munro and Eve Jay, of Rye, and sister of Sir 
James Jay and John Jay ; 7. Frances, m. Archibald Bruce, M.D., of N. 
Y.* Mrs. Eve White returned to New York after her husband's 
death, and resided during the rest of her life at No. 1 1 Broadway, in this 
city, one of the old Van Cortlandt houses, which belonged to her, and 
where she died on the 19th day of August, 1836, at the great age of 
one hundred years, two months and twenty-eight days. The funeral 
services were held at Grace Church, south-west corner of Rector St. and 
Broadway, on the 21st, and she was buried in the Van Cortlandt vault 
at Yonkers the next day. She was the last of the Van Cortlandts of 
Yonkers of the old line/having survived her brother Augustus thirteen 
years, and the only one personally known by the writer, one of her 
great-grandchildren, through her daughter, Mrs. Peter Jay Munro. She 
was stone deaf, but, with that exception, her other senses and her mind 
were good to the last. She could read without glasses nearly to the time 
of her death. 

Thus it will be seen from the above record that the present Van Cort- 
landts of Yonkers are lineally descended through females from the last 
two members of the original line. 



The family Bible of David Jamison, containing the following record, 
is now in the possession of Mrs. Johnston of this city, the widow ot the 
late distinguished Francis Upton Johnston, M.D., of New York, who died 
7* January, 1858, the head of that old New Jersey and New York family. 
It is a folio of the largest size, in fine, bold type, printed at the Univer- 
sity Press of Oxford,- a.d. 1701. It is elegantly bound in black calf, with 
the covers and back richly gilt and tooled. 

David Jamison, a liberally-educated Scotchman, came to New York 
about 1685, having been banished for his connection with that strange 
semi-religious, semi-political sect in Scotland who opposed the govern- 
ment of Charles II., called the "Sweet Singers." Mr. Clarke, the minis- 
ter of the fort in New York, paid Jamison's passage, and he taught a 
Latin school, one of the first in New York, to repay the money. He 
soon entered the Secretary's office as a clerk, and subsequently farmed the 
office of Matthew Clarkson, the then Secretary, and during this time studied 
law. He was Clerk of the Council of the Province from 1693 to 1698, when 
he was displaced by his enemy, Bellomont. He was a vestryman of 

* In the note Vol. 3 of The Record, p. 61, referring to the children of Henry and Eve While, 
the name of Henry the eldest was accidentally omitted. 

172 Original Family Records of Van Cortlandt. [October, 

Trinity Church in 1699. Gov. Hunter, in 171 1, appointed him Chief- 
Justice of New Jersey, in which office he served till 1723, when, becom- 
ing aged and unable to go the circuits, and residing in New York, he was 
succeeded by William Trent, who died of apoplexy in 1724, six months 
after he took his seat upon the bench, and from whom the town built 
upon his estate in New Jersey is called Trenton. Jamison was also Attor- 
ney-General for New York, and resided the rest of his life in the citv of 
New York, where he died, as stated in the record, on the 25th of July, 
1739, a » e d 79 years. (JV. Y. Col. Hist., Vol. IV., 25, 400, 427, 528; 
Vol. V., 208, 478. Whitehead's Contributions to East Jersey History, 38, 

John Johnston, or Johnstone as the name is properly spelled, whose 
record is given below, was the eldest son of Dr. John Johnston and Euphame 
(as the Scotch pronounce it) Scott, daughter of George Scott, laird of Pit- 
lochie, who brought out a large number of Scotch settlers to New Jersey in 
the ship Henry and Francis in Dec, 1685, and who was a member of the 
Councils of both New Jersey and New York, and also served thirteen years 
for Middlesex County in the Assembly of New Jersey, during ten of which 
he was Speaker. Mary Scott, "the Flower of Yarrow," is said to have 
been a cousin of Euphame Scott. John Johnston was born May 7, 1691, 
and died 6* Sept., 1731. Andrew Johnston, of Amboy, born Dec. 20, 
1794, for fifteen years in the Assembly of New Jersey, Treasurer of the 
College of New Jersey, and a member of the Council, who married Cath- 
erine, daughter of Stephanus van Cortlandt and Lewis Johnston, M.D., 
of Amboy, born Oct., 1704, a physician educated in Holland, who mar- 
ried Martha, youngest of the two surviving daughters and co-heiresses 
of Caleb Heathcote, Lord of the Manor of Scarsdale, Mayor of New 
York, and a member of the Council, were his younger brothers. 

The entries have been carefully copied from the Bible by Francis U. 
Johnston, M.D., of Cooperstown, the eldest son of its present owner. 

The astronomical signs formerly used to denote the days of the week 
in the original are shown by a star prefixed. 

* Elizabeth Jamison was married to John Johnstone y e 19 day of May 
in y e year of our Lord 17 17 it being Sunday night. 

* April 22th 17 18 she was delivered of a female about | after 1 1 at night 
was Christened by Mr. Vesey David Jamison Godfather, my wife 
Johannah «S: Mrs. Eupham Godmothers her name Eliz a . 

*July 7 th 1719 near 12 at night she was delivered of a son was Chris- 
tened John by Mr. Vesey John Hamilton & Andrew Johnsston God- 
fathers Mrs. Jannet Godmother. 

v Augt. 22th 1 7 19 my grand child Eliz a dyed at my house in New 
York & was buryed in Trinity Church in my burying place. 

71 Ap. 27 th 1 72 1, about 4 min. before 7 in the morning she was de- 
livered of a female I being gone to Burlington, the child Christened 
Mary the Governor William Burnet Esq Godfather Madam Burnet & 
Madam Kenneday Godmothers. 

9 Janury 28 th about 4 in the morning she was delivered of a female 
1722 Christened Eupham Mr Henry Lane Godfather Mrs Hamilton & 
Mary Marston Godmothers. 

® morning about fourty minutes after night my daughter Eliz a was 
safely delivered of a son January the 3 d 1724 at the farm Scottchester his 
name is David. 

1874-J Original Family Records of Van Corilandt. I 73 

v April the 3d 1725 about 7 at night it pleased God to take the child 
Eupham to himself after 3 weeks disorder the malady proved shortly to 
affect the brain. 

v the first day of December 1726 my daughter was delivered of a 
daughter being dead born after about 5 months gone as by my son-in- 
laws letter of the 2d of December 1726. 

© the 12 th of November 1727 my daughter was safely delivered of a 
son at my house in New York about eight o'clock in the morning, was 
Christened Thomas. 

<* the 31 th May 1728 about n o'clock forenoon dyed my grandson 
Thomas at the farm of a violent fever. 

y the 10 th April f of an hour after eight in the morning 1729 my 
daughter was delivered of a boy at the farm, whom they were pleased to 
name Jamison. 

the 21 th of February 1730 my daughter was delivered of a daugh- 
ter in the afternoon \ an hour after three they named her Johannah after 
my wife at Scottchester. 

© Monday the 6 th of Septr. my son in law John Johnstone dyed at 
Scott Chester about noon aged about 41 years. 

© Monday the 13 th of Septr. my granddaughter Mary died at the 
same farm & was buryed the 14 th following — this advise I had by a 
letter from John Parker Esqr of the 15 th Septr. 1731. 

In the year seventeen hundred and thirty-nine ye 26 of July dyed my 
father David Jamison aged 79 on the 5 th of January following dyed my 
daughter Johannah Johnston aged almost eight years. 

In the year seventeen hundred & forty-nine on Monday morning the 
18 th day of September between three & four dyed my brother Jamison 

["N. B. — The last two entries are in different hand-writing from each 
other and from the preceding ones. On the next leaf are the following- 
entries :] 

David Johnston & Magdalen Walton were married ye 27 day of May 
in the year of our Lord 1753 it being Sunday night. 

Mary Johnston was born ye 20 day of March 1754 at one o'clock it 
being Wednesday Christened by Parson Barkley God mother, Elizabeth 
Johnston & Mary Walton Godfather William Walton. 

Elizabeth Johnston was born ye 16 th day of October 1755 at four in 
the afternoon of a Thursday. Christened by Parson Barkley Godmothers 
Elizabeth Johnston & Conelia Walton Godfather John Johnston. 

Cornelia Johnston born the 21 day of September 1757 at nine in the 
morning of a Wednesday Christened by Parson Barkley God Mothers 
Mary Walton & Cornelia Walton God father William Walton. 

John Johnston born the 22^ day of August 1759 at three in the after- 
noon of a Tuesday Christened by Parson Cook Godmother Mrs. Smith 
God father Doctor Johnston 

died in the same month.- 

Magdalen Johnston born y e 26 day of December 1760 at n dock in 
the morning of a fryday christened by Parson Barkley. God mothers 
Mary Walton & Catharine Thompson. God father Jacob. Walton. 

John Johnston born ye 13 day of June 1762 at five in the afternoon 


T 74 New York. Marriage Licenses. [October, 

of a Sunday God mother Miss Mary Parker. God father Doctor John- 
ston & John Johnston christened by Parson Mack Cain in Amboy. 

David Jamison Johnston born the 16 day of July 1766 at four in the 
afternoon of a Wednesday. God Mother Mrs De Lancey,* James De 
Lancey f God father, christened by Parson Oglebie. 

Jo Ann Johnston born the 6 day of April 1769 at 6 in the morning 
of a Thursday god mother Miss Morris & Thomas Walton God father 
Christened by Parson Oglebie. 

Jacob Johnston born the 5 th day of May 1770 at one in the morning 
of a Saturday god mother Mrs Walton and Gerard Walton God father. 
Christened by Parson Oglevie. 

Euphemia Johnston bom 3 January 1774 of a Sunday morning 9 
o'clock god mothers Mrs John H. Cruger \ and Mary Johnston, god 
father Lord Drummond § christened by the reverend Mr Ogilvie. 

Note..— Magdalen Walton, who married David Johnston, 27 Mav, 1753, as stated in the 
record, and Mary Walton, named as a sponsor, were daughters ot Jacob Walton, also a sponsor, 
and Mary Beekman his wife. Jacob was the elder brother of the celebrated William Walton, 
well known as " The Boss." Cornelia Walton was the Boss's wife, a Miss Beekman before 
her mirriage, of which there were no issue. Mary Walton married Lewis Morns, of Morrisa- 
nia. Thomas Walton and Gerard Walton, also named as sponsors, were brothers of Mrs. David 
Johnston and Mrs. Lewis Morris. "Parson Barkley " was the Rev. Dr. Barclay, Rector of 
Trinity Church, N. Y., and " Parson Oglebie" was the Rev. Dr. Oglevie, also of that church. 


Communicated by J. J. Latting. 

[The following entries of marriage licenses are contained in a MSS. book in 
the office of the Secretary of State, Albany, labelled "Licenses, Warrants, etc., 

1686, Oct. 27, Jeremy Kittle, of County of Ulster, and Katherine Clare, of same 

1686, Oct 7, John Archer, of Westchester, and Sarah Odell, of same (delivered 
Oct. 12). Received a note from the father and mother that they were willing. 

1656, Nov. 17, Richard Harford and Dorothy Cox, with a certificat of a (il- 
legible) from Mary Cox, her mother, and his oath. 

1686. Jan. 20, Nicolas de Morris and Eleanor Williams. 

1686, Jan. 21, Samuel Henry ami Ann Cobbitt, both of New York. 

1657, March 26, Rvnier Van Sickland, of Flatlands, Kings County, and Janike 
Yan Home, of New York. 

1687, March 30, William Cox and Juda Martins. 

16S7, Mav 16, lohn Flentsburgh and Margaret Roeloffsen. 
16S7, May 31, Humphry Seward and Sophia de Witt. 

1687, May 4, lean ffarfars and Margarita . 

1 f .S 7, lune 24, Michael Vaughton and Susannah Leislaer. 

1687, Sept. 17, Ebenezer Willson and Margery Dudlv. 

1687, Jan. 17, Christopher Slegge and Elizabeth Small. 

i683, April 17, George Jewell, of N. Y., mariner, and Susanna Pangburne. 

♦The widow of Lt. -Gov. James de Lancey of New York, who died 30th July, 1706. She 
was Anne, the eldest daughter of Caleb Heathcote. 

t The eldest son of Lt.-Gov. and Mrs. de Lancey. 

* Anne, wile ot Col. John Harris Cruger, and daughter of Brig. Gen. Oliver de Lancey of 
N. Y., youngest brother of Lt.-Gov. de Lancey. 

§ Thomas. Lord Drummond, was the eldest son of James, Earl of Perth, and both were 
successively "East Jersey Proprietors." 

iSyi-l Records of the Reformed Dutch Church i" New York. 175 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

{Continued from page 155 of the Record.) 

A° 1655. ERS. . KINDERS. GETfVr.i 

Eodem. Jan Hendrickszen, Magdaleen. Engeltje Mans. 

Grietje Jans. 
Eodem. Pieter Laurenszen, Laurens. Geengetuygen. 

Marritje Pieters. 

A 1656. 

den 2 Jan. Augustyn Heermans, Casparus. 

J an net je Verleth. 
Eodem. Jacob Walings, Tryn- Annetie. 

tie Jacobs, 
den 9 dicto. Andries Hop, Geer- Hendrick. 

tie Hendricks, 
den r6 dicto. Warner Wesselszen, 

Anna Elisabeth 

Eodem. Jan Peeck, Maria de Jacobus. 

Eodem. Hendrk. Janszen Van Willem. 

Utrecht, Tryn tie 

Willems. ' * » 

den 19 dicto. Hans Dreper, Marri- Stymie. 

tie Pieters.. 
len 23 dicto. Pieter Pieterszen. Sv tie. ■» 

den 26 dicto. Nicolaes de Meyer, Johannes. 

Lydia Van Dyck. 
den 30 dicto. Hendrick Sweeren, Joliannes. 

Egbertje fans. 
den 2 Feb. Jan Corn. Buys, Lubbert. 

• • Ybetje Lubberts. 
den 9 dicto. Jan Janszen V. Oos- Hendrick. 

terhout, Anna 


I 2 95-] 
iien 20 dicto. Jan Gerritszen v. Box- Gerrit. 

tel, Grietje Jans, 
ilen 1 Mart. Jean de Pre, Marga- Andries. 

riet Jans. 
den 5 dicto. Alexander d'Hinjasa, Alexander. 

Margarita de Haes. 
Men 15 dicto. Capt. Dirck Smith, Aeltje. 

Annetje Meynderts. 
den 19 dif'o. Thomas Verdon, Bar- Jacobus. 

ber Van fnbroeck. 

Capt. Brian Neuton. 
Willem Janszen. 

Cornells Aertszen, Relitje Hen 

Geen getuj'-gen. 

Fredrick Lubbertszen, Simon 
de Groot, Tysje Willems. 

Hilletje Idens. 

Geertruyd Jans. 

Hendrick Hendrickszen, Claes 
Hording, Trvntie Corsen. 

Hendrick Van DVck. en zyn 
huis vr., Willem Beeckman. 

Mr Gyshert Van Imbroeck, 
Thomas Jacobszen, Dirckie 

Jan Damen. Pietertje de Ruyler 

Lysbeth Dircks. 

Jacob Willeraszen, Aeltie 

Simon Fel. Adriaen Vienzan, 
Anna Vienzan. 

Frans Fv:. Capt., en zyn huis 

Nicasiusde Silln. I 
N u^tons huis vrouw. 

Mi Paulus Vander Heeck, 
Mr. Gjtebert Van Inbroeck 

.elt,j Buconye. 

176 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [October, 


den 26 diet. 


den 29 diet. 


den 2 Ap. 


den 9 dicto. 



den 19 dicto. 
den 26 d. 

den 30 diet. 


den 14 Jun. 

den 15 dicto. 

den 28 dicto. 
den 9 Jul. 
den 12 dicto. 

Cornelis Jacobszen, Teunis. 

Claesje Teunis. 
Lucas Dirckszen, An- Arent. 

netje Cornelis. 
Evert Duicking, Hen- Aeltje. 

drickje Simons. 
Mr. David Provoost. Gillis. 
Huybert Hendricks- Hendrickje. 

zen, Marritje Hen- 
Gerrit Hendrickszen, Gerrit. 

Hermtje Hermans. 
Pieter Montfoort, Sa- Sara. 

ra Planck. 
Jan Gerritszen Brou- Lucretje. 

wer, Annetje Lau- 
Hendrick Hendricks- Hendrick. 

zen, Van Doesburg, 

Marritje Hendricks. 
Frans Franszen, Jan- Jannetie. 

netie Gerrits. 
Roelof Jemszen, 1 Jochem, 

Geesje Claeszen. 2 Albert. 
Cornelis Hendricks- Nietje. 

zen, Stymie Her- 
Jacobus Schellinger, Aeltje. 

Cornelia Molyns. 
Thomas Lamberts- Lysbeth. 

zen, Jannetje Jans. 
Andries Rees Van Johannes. 

Lipstadt, Celitje 

Egbert Van Borsum, Annetje. 

Annetje Hendricks. 

Coenradus Ten Eyck, Hendrick. 

Maria Boel. 
Frans Alardts, Evtie Grietie. 

Wo uters. 
Jan Janszen Van Pieter. 

Breestede, Marritje 

Dirck Claeszen, Wyn- Jannetie. 

tie Roelen. 
Philip Janszen, Geer- Albertus. 

tie Cornelis. 
Samuel Edsal, Anna Annetje. 

Elisabeth Wessels. 


Andries Jochemszen, Selitje 

Gerrit Van Slechtenhorst, En 
geltje Jans. 

Coenraedt Ten Et'ck, LlHiia 
Van Dyck. 

Jean de La Montague, Maria 

Geen getuygen. 

Pietertje de Ruyter, Lysbethi. 

Cornelis Barentszen, Ariaentje. 
Geen getufgen. 

WilleTi Beeckman, Catalina de 

Jan Evertszen Bout, Willem 
Pieterszen. Hiltegond J oris. 

Jochem Caljer, en Magdaleen- 
tje W'aels, Jan Swaen, en 
Geertru^d Lube. 

VVillem Jan*,zen, Grietje Brug. 
mans, Annetje Adrians 

Geen getuygen. 

Sibrant "Janszen, Lysbeth 
Adriaens, Pietertje Jans. 

Claes Pauluszen, en sj'n huia 
vr., David Wesselszen. 

Pieter Van Veen, Marritje 

Jacob Steendam, Hendrkkie 

Lysbeth Pieters, Anna Cier- 

Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt . 
Aechtie Laurens. 

Geen getuygen. 

Hendrick Hendrickszen, Jan 
Schryver, Aeltie Schryvers. 

Annetje Wessels. 

1 874.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. , 177 




den 16 dicto. Jacob Leunius, Mar- Levyntie. 
gariet Jacobs. 
- Eodem. Wessel Evertszen, Jan. 

Geertie Bouten. 
Eodem. AVillem Pieterszen, Fytie. 

Tysje Gerrits. 
den 30 dicto. Claes Martenszen, Christina. 

Jannetje Samuels. 
den 27 Aug. Johannes Neevius, Sara. 

Eodem. Caspar Steynmetsen, Gerrit. 

den 30 dicto. Lucas Andrieszen, Lysbeth. 

Aelje Laurens. 
Eodem. Pieter Stoutenburg, Jannetie. 

Aeltie Van . Tien- 

den 3 Sept. Tys Lubbertszen, Pieter. 

Tryntie Jans, 
den 6 dicto. Pieter Van Naerden, Engeltje. 

Aeghtie Jans, 
den 10 dicto. Abraham Clock, Marten. 

Tryntie Alberts. 
den 13 dicto. Jsaac Kip, Catharina. Tryntie. 
den 17 dicto. Albert Janszen, Elsje. Marritje. 
Eodem. Jan Svvaen, Marritje Lysbethje. 

den 24 dicto. Willem Simson, Cath- Jan. 

aryn Mil. 
Eodem. Dirck Siecken, Jan- Theunis. 

netje Theunis. 
den 1 Oct. Michiel Janszen, Fy- Johannes. 

tie Wessels. 
den 8 dicto. Joost Goderus, Ja- Frans. 

den 15 dicto. Jacob Kip, Secrets., Jacobus. 

Maria de La Mon- 

u n 18 dicto. Michiel Pauluszen, Joris. 

Carman, Marritje 

den 22 diet. Lucas Eldertszen, Elsje. 

Anna Jans, 
den 25 dicto. Claes Bording, Susan- Lysbeth. 

na Lues, 
den c, Nov. Mr. Paulus Van der Isaac. 

Beeck, Maria. 

Eodem. Gerrit Janszen Roos, Johannes. 

Aeltje Lamberts. 

GETUYGEN. ■ . . 

Jochem Caljer, Magdaleen 

Pietertje Jans. 

Jacob Van Couwenhoven, Jan 
Peeck, Selitje Fredricks. 

Geurt Coerten, Christina 

Adriaen Blommaerts, Sara 

Thomas Hall, Belitje Cornelis. 

Schippr. Laurens en syn huis 

Rachel Vinge. 

Jan Lubbertszen, Belitje Cor- 

Reynout Reynoutszen, Jan : 
netie Jans. 

Corn. Van Rupven, Secret., 
Hej'ltie Pieters. 

Hendrick Kip, Jacob Kip, 

Tryntie Kip. 
Jochem Caljer, Hillegond 

Gerrit Hendrickszen, Trjfn 


Thomas Franszen, 


Aert Willemszen, Jan Lub- 
bertszen, Annetje Aerts. 

Nicolaes Backer, Samuel Et- 
sal, Anna Wessels, Anna 
Elisabeth Maskop. 

Evert Du5'cking, Dirck Theu- 
niszen, Ariaentie Walengs. 

Isaac Kip, Johannes de La 
Montagne, Agnietie Jillis 
Sara du Trieux. 

Lysbeth Jans. 

Geen getuygen. 

Pieter Couwenhoven, Hesert 

Mr. G>*sbert Van Imbroeck, 
Isaac de Foree^t, Trf ntie de 
Haes, Petronella de La Mon- 

Abigail Planck. 

178 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [October 

den 8 dicto. 
den 12 dicto. 

E ode in. 
den 19 dicto. 

den 22 dicto. 

dun 26 diet. 


den 3 Dec. 

den 13 d. 

den 31 dicto. 


Jan Priee, Aetje 

Mr. Harmen Van 
Hoboken, Claertje 

Claes Thyssen; Susan- 
na fieters Smit. 

And lies Andrieszen, 
Niesje Abitshuysen. 

Willem Beeckman. 

LJlderick Engelberts- 
zen,Saertie Waeck- 


Jan Hert, Maria Hert. 

Jan Cees, Sara Cees. 

Salomon de La Chair, 
Anna Margarita. 

Simon Sel, Anna Vin- 

Hendr.K Jans/en, 
Van Gerwen, Cath- 
arina Caspers. 


Maria. Mr. Jacob Ilugens, Frans 

Jeurgien, Catharina Boots. 

Johannes. Geen getuV-gen. 

Maria. Jacob Van Couwenhoven, 

Mayken Pieters Smit. 

Alldries. Jacob Couwenhoven, Neeltie 


Johannes. Isaac de Foreest, Andries 

Anna Marie. Jan Toe, Clara Vernier. 

Susanna. Samuel Toe, Clara Vernier. 

Elisabeth. Geen getu>>gen. 

Anna Mar- J ac °b Van Couwenhoven, 
Magdalena Jacobs, Neeltje 
gaHta. Van Couwenhoven. 

Marie. Matheusde Vos, N'otaiis. Pie- 

tertie Kip, Hester Van Cou- 
wenhoven, Maria Vinge. 

Maria. Pieter Laurenszen. Geertie 

Jacobs Duyvenaer. 

[2 9 8.] V ,6 57 . 

den 21 Jan. Curl Margen, Cath- Marie. 

alyniie Hendricks. 
Eodem. Jacob Van der Veer, Hendrick. 

Catharina Jans, 
den 24 dicto. Anthony Loret, Do- Jan. 

rathee Jans. 
Eodem. Reynout Reynouts- Reynout 

zen, Jannetje Rey- 

den 2.S dicto. Allan] Anthony Burg- Nicolaes. 

tern, Henrica Wes 

(\un 11 Febr. Christoffel Yde Waert, Christina. 

Annetje Jans. 
den 18 diet. Pieter Com. Van der Margarita. 

Veen, lOlsje Ty 

Eodem. Arie Hendricks/en, Annetje. 

Annetje Warnerts. 
Eodem. Jan Janszen Van der Jannetie 

Ham, Margareta 

den 28 diet. Lucas, Annetje Cor- | thannes. 


Jan en Marie Peeck, 1 lae 
Pauluszen, Jannetje Jaspers 

Christiaen Niesen, Hillegond 

Geen getuygen. 

Coenraet Ten Kj'ck, Apollonia 

D'Kranciscus Anthonides, 

Metje Boonen, 

Janszen, Hillegond 

Olof Stephcnszcn Van ( lourtlt., 
Annetje Loockermanp 

Pieterszen, Aekje Ja- 
1 >ens. 

fochem Caljer, Belitie < lorne- 


Jacob Couwenhoven, Jan 
neliszen.Auneken Meynders. 

1874] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 4 Mart. Hendrick Van diepen Elisabeth. 

Br., Elisabeth Oly. 
den 7 dicto. Hendrick Janszen Jannetie. 

Sluyter, Catharina 

den 18 dicto. Christiaen Barentszen, |an. 

Jannetje Jans. 
Eodem. Marten Cleyn Smit, Barbertje. 

Grietie Cleyn Stnit. 
Eodem. Joris Stephenszen, Harmen. 

Geesje Hermans. 
den 25 dicto. Jan Dirckszen de Pieter. 

Meyer, Tryntie 

Eodem. Hendrick Janszen Tryntie. 

Spiering, Helena 

Eodem. Jacobus Backer, Mar- 

garita Stuyvesant. 
den 1 Apr. Thomas Hickens, Saertje. 

Margriet Huyberts. 
den 8 dicto. Warner Wessels, Gerardus. 

Anna Elisabeth 

den 15 dicto. Jacob Laurenszen. Sjaers. 
Eodem. Hendrick Tamboer, Claes. 

Aeltje Claes. 

Geen getuygen. 

Nicolaes Velthuysen, Hendrick 
Bylevelt, Jannetje Velthuy- 

ilennan Smeeman, Aeltje 

« ar>tens. 

Hendrick Gerritszen, Belitie 

Cornelis Ar.drieszen, Christyn- 
tie Capoens. 

Grietie de Riemer. 

Nicolaes Hacker, Catharina 

de Hr. Pieter Stuyvesant, 
Generl., Nicolaes Verleth, 
Anna Stuyvesant. 

Jacob Janszen Hap, Willem 
Janszen, Anna Verleth. 

Allard Anthony, 


Geen getuygen. 


Pieter Couwenhoven, Hester 

I 299. ) 

Eodem. Pieter Corneliszen, Margriet. 

Briette Olofs. 
den 22 dicto. Jean de La Montagne, Vincent. 

Pirovelle Pikes, 
den 25 dicto. Mr. Jan Laurens. Willem. 

den 29 dicto. Fredrick Arentszen, Arent. 

Margriet Pieters. 
den 2 May. Arent Jsacszen. Vrouwtie. 

Eodem. Corn. Hendrickszen, Hendrick. 

Stvntie Hermans, 
den 10 dicto. Resolveert Waldron, Ruth. 

Tanneken Nagels. 
den 13 dicto. Gerrit Hendrickszen, Huybert. 

Marritie Lamberts. 
i\en 20 diet. Cornelis Van Tienho- Jannetie. 

ven, Fiscael, Ra- 
chel Vinge. 
Eodem. Hendrick Breser, Su- Mathaa. 

sanna Br< 
den 3 J tin. Jan Mast, Divertje Lysbeth. 


Resolve Waldron, Jan lange- 

straet, Belitie Hendricks, 

Sara Salomons. 
Isaac de Foreest, Jacob Kip, 

Esaias Home. Agnietie 

Jillis, Anna Pikes. 
Geen getuygen. 

Pieter Jacobszen Marius, Wyn 
tie Van der Yin 

Coenraedt Ten Eyck, en syo 

huis vr. 
Geen getuygen. 

Joseph Waldron, en syn huis 

Albert Leendertszen, Tryntie 
Simons, Neeltie Jans. 

Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Pieter Stoutenburg, Tryntie 
Rodenbnrg, Marrilie Varre- 


Claes Janszen, Tryn Claes. 

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den 6 dicto. 
den 13 diet. 


den 17 diet. 

den 24 diet. 


den 1 Jul. 
den 4 dicto. 

den 8 dicto. 


Dirck Claeszen, Aech- 

tie Jacobs. 
Capt. Adriaen Post. 
Gerrit Van Boxtel, 

Grietie Jans. 
Claes Thyssen, Ag- 

nietie Stryckers. 
Borger J oris, Engel- 

tje Mans. 
Hendrick Janszen V. 

Schalckvv. Tryntie 

Andries de Haes, 

Catharina Hage- 

Johannes Rodenborg, 

Tryntie Roelofs. 
Jan Janszen v. St. 

obyn, Baertie Hen- 
Robbert Story. 
Ritsgert Camel. 
Johannes de Peyster, 

Cornelia Lubberts. 
Adolf Pieterszen, Van 

der Groest, Aeije 



Metje. Coenraedt Ten Eyck, Jannetje 


Margarita. Pieter Tonneman, Cornelia 

Van Buuren. 
Anna. Cornelis Corneliszen, Tryntie 


ThyS. Jan Strycker, Tietje Tyszen. 

Claes. Augustyn Hermans, Thysje 


Jan. Thys Lubbertszen, en syn huis 

Catharina. Pieter Tonneman, Maria de 
• Lanoy. 

Lucretia. Govert Loockermans, Johan- 

nes de Peyster, Sara Roelofs. 

Anthony. Hendrick Kip, en syn huis vr., 

Jillis Pieterszen. 

Robbert. Geen getuygen. 

Sara. Gaerts Willing, Margarie 

Abraham. Abraham de la Noy, en syn 

huis vr., Jan de Jonge. 

Pieter. Cors en Lysbeth Set«en, Hendr. 

Van de Water, Annetje 


den 29 dicto. Simon Claeszen, An- Grietie. 

netje LodrwVx. 
den 3 Aug. Lodewyck Post, Ag- Agnietje. 

nietje Bone, 
den 5 dicto. Jsaac Grevenraedt, Henricus. 

Elisabeth Jeuriaens. 
den 12 dicto. Arie Huybertszen. Cornelis. 
den 15 dicto. Jan Hybon, Geertie Johannes. 

den 26 dicto. Vde Corneliszen, Cornelis. 

Hilletje Jans. 
Eodem. Pieter Torregon, Lea. 

Gemina Morou. 
den 29 dicto. Barent Jacobszen, Pieter. 

Marritie Leenderts. 
den 2 Sept. Johannes Nevius. Cornells. 
den 9 dicto. Isaac de Foreest, Sara Hendiii k. 

du Trieux. 
den 16 dicto. Andries Claeszen, Johannes. 

Marritje Jans. 

Lodewyck de Jong, Pieter 
Janszen, Lysbeth Jans. 

Sybrant Janszen, Willemtje 
Van der Linden. 

Thomas Larobertszen, Mar- 
grietie Riemers. 

Jacob Leendertszen Van der 

Corfi. Van Langevelt, Jan- 

Claes Janszen, Egbert Wou- 

Pieter Hudde. Anna Vincent. 

Jan Corneliszen, Adriaentie 

Aflriaen Blommert, Tryntie 
Crougers, Sara Roelofs. 

Willem Beeckman, Maria Kip. 
Petronella dc La Mont 6 

Jan de La Montague, Petron- 
ella Pikes. 

1874] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Yotk. 



den 23 diet. 
den 26 dicto. 
den 17 Oct. 
den 24 dicto. 
den 28 dicto. 

den 7 Nov. 
den 18 dicto. 
den 21 dicto. 


den 28 dicto. 

den 9 Dec. 

den 12 dicto. 
den 16 dicto. 
den 26 dicto. 

<>1 riKRS. 

Claes Janszen, Anne- 
ken Cornells. 
Mr. Hans Kierstede, 

Sara Roelofs. 
Joseph Waldron, An- 

netje Daniels. 
Evert Duycking, 

Hendrickje Simons. 
Jan Arentszen, Ba- 

rentje Jans. 
Mr. Frans Claeszen, 

Emmetje Dircx. 
Lucas Andrieszen, 

Aeije Laurens. 
Anthony Dorothea, 

Dorothea Keffyn. 
Hendrick Van Bom- 

mel, Roselle du 

Abraham de Lanoy, 

Marritie Lubberts. 
Jacob Steendam,Sara 

de Rosjou. 
Nicolaes de Meyer, 

Lydia Van Dyck. 

Jan Jacobszen, Hele- 
na Olofs. 

Hendrick Sweeren, 
Egbertje Jans. 

Herrick Syboutszen, 
Wyntie Theunis. 

Huybert Hendricks- 
zen, Marritje Hen- 

Pieter Laurenszen, 
Marritie Pieters. 

Theunis G^-sbertszen, 
Saertie Joris. 

Thys Lubbertszen, 
Tryntie Jans. 










Jacob Stoffelszen, Yden Cor- 
neliszen, Hilletje Jans. 

Tryntie Roelofs. 

Resolveert Waldron, Wyntie 

Coenraedt Ten Eyck, Lydia 
Van Dyck. 

Hester Simons, Hillegond 

Tytie T5?sz. 

Laurens Corneliszen, Jannetje 

Nicolaes Boots, Catha» ; na 

Isaac de Foreest, Sara du 

Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlt., 
Daniel Van Donck, Cornelia 
de Peyster. 

Abraham de Roschou. 

Hendrick Van Dyck, Deb 

Erick Michielszen, Anna Gus> 

Pietei Janszen, Gerrit Hen- 
drickszen, Jannetie Hen- 

Pieter Syboutszen, Jacob 
Theuniszen, Grietie Hud- 
dens, Belitie Jacobs. 

Thomas Hall, Hester Couwen- 

Geen getuygen. 

Joris Rappalje, Cathalyn 

Thomas Hall, Arie Cornelis- 
zen, Belitje Hendricks. 

A 1658. 

den 6 Jan. Abraham Kermer, Hendrick. 

Metje Davids, 
den 16 diet. Gysbert op dyck, 1 Johannes, 

Catharina Smit. 2 Jacob. 
Eodem. Thomas Fredrickszen, Tryntie. 

Marritje Adriaens. 

Jan Janszen Van St. Ob^n, 
Maryken Kip. 

Reymer Pieterszen, Adrian. 
Vincent, Ceiitje Fredrickes. 

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den 20 dicto. Marcus du Soison, Magdaleen- 

Lysbeth Rosiljel. tie. 

ilen 27 diet. Jan Vidette, Jannetje Anna Marie. 

den 10 Febr. Jan Janszen Van Simon. 

Brestede, Marritie 

den 20 diet. Jan Willemszen Van Willem. 

Yselsteyn, Willem- 

tje Willems. 
Eodem. Jan Hendr. Van Aeltje. 

Bommel, Lysbeth 

den. "4 diet. Hans Deper, Mar- Hendrick. 

grietie Jans. 
Eodem. Ha'rmen Theuniszen, Vrouwtje. 

Grietie Cozyns. 
(leu 3 Mart. Andries Hoppe, Geer- Mattheus 

tie Hendricks. Abbertus. 

Eodem. Pieter Jansz. Rom- Jeuriaen. 

men, Marie Jeuri- 


[3° 2 -J 
1 6 dicto. Jan Peeck. Maria. 

n 10 dicto. Augustyn Hermans, Anna Mar- 
Jannetje Verleth. gareta. 
Codem. Willem Pieterszen, Gerrit. 

Thysje Gerrits. 

den 17 dicto. Jan Jilliszen Cock, Maria. 
Marye Van Hobo- 

den 20 dicto. Coenraet Ten Eyck, Mathys. 
Marie Boel. 

dt.'i 31 dicto. Albert Janszen, Elsje Jan. 

den 3 April. Jacob Leuning, Mar- Magdaleen- 
grietje Jans. tje. 

den 7 dicto. Hendrick Sluyter. Nicolaes. 

Eodem. Pieter Claerbout, Adriaentje. 

Dirckje Alberts 

den 14 dicto. Jochem Beeckman, Henricus. 

Margriet Hendricks. 
Eodem. Pieter Van Naerden, Metje. 

Aegtie Jans. 
Eodem. Willem Hondt, Sara Thomas. 

den 17 dicto. Herman Janszen V. Jan. 

Lenneps, Margariet 



Nicolaes de la Plaine, Nicolaes 
dc Bemard, Metje Theunis, 
Hester Vincent. 

M;ittheus de \'<>s, Marie Polet, 
Anna Bayard. 

Cornells Steenwyck, Anneken 

Guiliam Verleth. 

Jan Adriaenszen, Styntie Jans. 

Lucas Dirckszen, d'huis ' vr. 
van de rnancke Snyder. 

Cozyn Gerritszen, Vrouwtje 
Cozyns, Tryntie (.1 

Lambert Huybertszen Mol, 
Arie Corneliszcn. Christina 
Harmens, Bngeltje Wouters. 

Jan Janszen Van Kommen, 
Nicolaes Velthuysen, Tryn- 
tie Jans. 

Hendrick Van Bommel, en syn 
huvs vr., Cornelis Pluvier, 
en syn huvs vr. 

Willem Beeckman, Anna 

Andrie$ Jochemszen, Guiljam 
Verleth, Claertie Alders v. 
Criecken BeecK. 

Harmen \'an Hoboken, Su- 
sanna Anthonis. 

Reynout Reynoutszen, Geertie 

Sybrecht Claes/.en, David 
Lydeckers, Susanna Jans, 
Lysbeth Lydeckers. 

d'lniys vr. Van Jan Hibou. 

Nicolaes Velthuysen, Mar 

ritje Thomas. 
Tryntie Kip. 

Cornelis Pluvier, Geertie An- 

Jacob Kip, Marritje Adriaens. 

Jacob Hay, Hendrick Tam- 
boer, Anna Schepmoes. 

Hendrick Janszen Van de Vin, 
en syn huys vr. 

[874-1 Records of the First Presbyterian Church. 1 8 


(Continued from page 102.) 

James Cartar son of Daniel Carta r and of mary his wife was Born Sep- 
tembar 24 and Baptized the 3 d of October, 1762. 

Cathrine mack Coy Daughtar of Edward McCoy and of Cathrine his 
wife was Born Septembar 24^ and Baptized Octobar 10, 1762. 

moses Lynn, son of moses Lynn and of magdlen his wife was Born Sep- 
tembar 29 and Baptized the 10 of octobar, 1762. 

Cathrine Richey Daughtar of George Richey and of Cathrine his wife 
was Born Septembar 29th and Baptized Otobar 17, 1762. 

Stephen Seloover son of Isaac Seloover and of gathrite his wife was 
Born Octobar the 10J and Baptized the 17 th of the same month, 1762. 

Mary mackquin Daughtar of agnis m c quin and of Jane his wife was 
Born Octobar 6th and Baptized the 3i f > of the same month, 1762. 

Edward Lasshar son of Jacob Lasshar and of Susanah his wife was 
Born Octobar 15 and Baptized the 3i d of the same month, 1762. 

thomas Smith son of thomas Smith aterney at Law and of Elizabeth 
his wife was Born Novembar 29 th and Baptized Decembar the 5th, 1762. 

Cathrine Daughtar of Robart Johnston and of mary his wife was Born 
Decembar and Baptized the ioth of the same month, 1762. 

martha Peterson Daughtar of matthew Patterson and of Susanah his 
wife was Born Septembar the i4 d and Baptized octobar the 5 d , 1762. 

Mary marten Daughtar of Robart marten and of mary his wife was 
Born Decembar 10 th and Baptized the 19 th of the same month, 1762. 

James Stewart Son of James Stewart and of Trentay his wife was Born 
Decembar the 4 d and Baptized the io*» of the same month, [762. 

Jane Romine Daughtar of John Romine and of Julianiah his wife was 
Born Decembar the 8 d and Baptized the 25th of the same month, 1762. 

Jonathan Lawrence Son of Jonathan Lawrence and of mary his wife was 
Born Decembar 25 and Baptized Januay 16, T763. 

Margrat Renshavv Daughtar of John Renshaw and mrtha his wife was 
Born Decembar 23 and Baptized January 30, 1763. 

Isaac Varian .Son of Richard verian and of Susanah his wife was Born 
faburar the 14 and Baptized march the 13, 1763. 

John Taylor son of Moses Taylor '.and Elizabeth his wife was Born 
February the i6 d and Baptized march the 4 d , 1763. 

thomas grant son of thomas and of Cathrian his wife was Born inarch 
the i6d and Baptized the 2i d of the same month, 1763. 

Abrhr Delonoie Pettengar son of John Pittengar and of Ruth his 
wife was Born march 18 and Baptized the 27 of the same month, 1763. 

John morton son of John morion and of Sophia his wife Born march 
the 28 and Baptized april the 3 d , 1763. 

Richard morrell son of Samuel morre 11 and of mary his wife was Born 
April n d and Baptized may the i d , 1763. 

Cathrin Daughtar of Daniel farguso?i and of aim his wife was Born 
march 27th and Baptized may the 5 d , 1763. 

Elizabeth Seloover Daughtar of James seloover and of Cathrin his witft 
was Born June the 8 d and Baptized the i2 d of the same month, 1763. 

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Debrah Bunce Daughtar of Jacob Bunce and of frances wife was Born 
July the 7* and Baptized the 24 of the same month, 1763. 

Silas Tilton Son of Peter Tilton and of Phebe his wife was Born June 
the 21^ and Baptized July 24, 1763. 

margret Daughtar of John Smith and of margrat his wife was Born 
July 25 th and Baptized august the 7 d , 1763. 

James alexandar Livingston seventh son of Peter van Brugh Livingston 
of mary alexandar his wife was Born July 27th and Baptized august the 

'4, 1763- 

Abrham Bussing Son of Abrham Bussing and of Elizabeth his wife 
was Born august the 13th and Baptized the 21* of the same month, 


John Ogden Son of Nathaniel Ogden and of hanah his wife was Born 
august the 22* and Baptized Septembar i8 d , 1763. 

Susanah Daughtar of John Kinge and of Rebaca his wife was Born 
Septembar the 7 d and Baptized octobar the 2th, 1763. 

John Armstrong son of James Armstrong and of Cathrian his wife was 
Born Octobar the 18* and Baptized the 30th of the same month, 1763. 

Elizabeth VValkar Daughtar of thomas Walker and of mary his wife was 
Born Octobar the 8^ and Baptized the 30th of the same month, 1763. 

William Livingston son of william Smith attorney at Law and of Janet 
i^ wife was Born the 26 of Septembar and Baptized on the 9 th of Octobar, 

T 7 6 3- 

Sarah fish Daughtar of Nathan fish and of Calhrine his wife was Born 

octobar the 16 and Baptized novembar 20, 1763. 

(same record repeated right after the above.) 

Jonathan Burnell Cowdrey Son of Samuel Cowdrey and of mary his 
wife was Born Novembar 22* and Baptized the 27 of the same month, 

hannah Carter Daughtar of vincent Carter and of mary his wife was 
Born Novembar 29th and Baptized Decembar the n d , 1763. 

Petar Bonnet son of David Bonnet and of Elizabeth his wife was Born 
Octobar 29th Novembar 13d was Baptized, 1763. 

Jacob Parsell son of nicholas Parsel and of Sarah his wife was Born 
Novembr the i d and Baptized the 27th of the same month, 1763.^ 

John Pattarson son of matthew Pattarson and of Sarah his wile was 
Born Octobar the 3 d and Baptized the 30th of the same month, 1763. 

Alexandar Colly son of Josaph Colly and of Sarah his wife was Born 
Januay 19 th and Baptized the 23 of the same month, 1764. 

Sarah Smith Daughtar of william Smith and of Sarah his wife was Born 
Decembar 6 th 1763 and Baptized Januay the i th , 1764. 

william Rrmdol son of william Randal and mary his wife was Born 
Decembar the 7 d and Baptized Januay the 2, 1764. 

Sarah Leaycraft Daughtar of Robart Leaycraft and of Sarah his 
wife was Born Januarey 16* and Baptized the 29th of the same month, 

Abrham Taylor son of moses taylor and of Elizabeth his wife was Born 
January the 28* and Baptized the 5 of fabruary, 1764. 

John mcCombs son of John mcCombs and of mary his wife was Born 
Octobar the 17, 1763 and Baptized fabr 12, 1764. 

Jonathan verian son of James vetian and of Dabrah his wife was Born 
Novembar the 13 d , 1763, and Baptized Fabr 12, 1764. 

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James Ellat son of John £//at and of mary his wife was Born Januay 
the 20^ and Baptized fabruar the 19 1 , 1764. 

Alonar Sickels Daughtar of michal Sickels and of mary his wife was 
Born Novembr the i6d, 1763 and Baptized fabruary the igd, 1764. 

Stephen Boylston son of Edward Boylston and of Chatrian his wife 
Born fabr the nd and Baptized march the n, 1764. 

Elizabeth Towt Daughtar of Robart Towt and of mary his wife was 
born Febr 17a and Baptized march the nd, 1764. 

Timothey Bussing son of Timothy Bussing and of Jane his wife was 
Born march the 2od and Baptized the 2^ of the same month, 1764. 

John Ernis Lasher son of John Lashar and of Cathrine his wife 
was Born april 14 and Baptized the 29 of the same month, 1764. 

Elizabeth Clarkson Daughtar of william Livingston and of Susanah his 
wife was Baptized the 25 of april, 1764. 

Jacob Shourt son of Jacob Shourt and of Susanah his wife was Born 
may the 2d and Baptized the 13d of the same month, 1764. 

george Beane son of Daniel Beane and of margrat his wife was Born 
april the iod and Baptized the 15a of the same month, 1764. 

Sarah Dunlap Daughtar of John Dunlap and of margrat his wife was 
Decembar the 7d 1763 and Baptizd Fabrurey the 3, 1764. 

Jane young Daughtar of Josaph young and of Elonar his wife was 
Born fabruary 26 and Baptized may i3' h , 1764. 

Ann Bingham Daughtar of John Bingham and of martha his wife was 
Born march 24 th and Baptized the same Day, 1764. 

Elizabeth graham Daughtar of Ennis graham and of Elizabeth his 
wife was Baptized may the 21 th , 1764. 

mary Lockwood Daughtar of Phinehas Lockwood and of Ann his wife 
was Born april 2 7d and Baptized June the 3d, 1764. 

Cathrin Linkleter Daughtar of James Linkleter and of Cathrin his wife 
was Born may the io d and Baptized June the io d , 1764. 

John Shearar Son of Robart Sherar and of mary his wife was Born 
march the i8 d and Baptized June the iod, 1764. 

Nickles andrise son of Richard And) is and of margrat his wife was 
Born april the 6d and Baptized Jun the 3, 1764. 

Amelia Daughtar of Samuel Broome Junr and of Phebe his wife was 
Born april 28, and Baptized may the 13 d , 1764. 

Cathrine Dwight Daughtar of Josaph Dwight and of margret his wife 
was Born June 23 and Baptized July y e 8, 1764. 

William Taylor Son of John Taylor and of mary his wife was Born July 
the 5 d and Baptized July i5 d , 1764. 

Lenard Decline Shaw son of neal Shaw and of mary his wife was Born 
July 6d and Baptized the 29 d of the same month, 1764. 

William Lawrance son of Daniel Cartar and of mary his wife was Born 
July 2 id and Baptized the 29 d of the same month, 1764. 

Cornelia Daughtar of Richard vat ten and of Susanah his wife was 
Born July 2i d and Baptized august the 5, 1764. 

William Richmond Hay Son of Abm. Hawkes hay and of marithe his 
wife was Born July the 2>° A anf l Baptized the same Day, 1764. 

Richard William Deas son of James Deas and of Elizabeth his wife 
was Born July the 3od and Baptized augus the 12 th , 1764. 

Mary White Daughtar of John white and of ann his wife was Born 
august the i2d and Baptized the thirten of the same month, 1764. 

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fane high Daughtar ol David High and of Jane Ins wife was Born 
august 17 and Baptized the jo of the same month, 1764. 

[ames Smith Livingston Son of Petar R. Livengston and Margrat 
his wife was Born July the 29' 1 and Baptized the 30^ of the same month, 

'7 6 4- 

Garrat David Robenson Fox Son of John Fox and of mary his wife 
was Born August 24' 1 and Baptized Septembar the 2d, 1764. 

fane Barbere gilliland Daughtar of James gilliland and of Judith his 

wife was Born august _>4'' and Baptized Septembar 2d, 1764. 

Richard Smith Son of John Addoms and of Charitey his wife was 
Born Septembar 13d and Baptized the 23d of the same month, 1764. 

Fransis Stewart sou of George Stewart and of Sarah his wife was 
Horn Sepm the 2d and Baptized Otobar the n d , 1764. 

Jane Cutler Daughtar 'of Ebnozar Cutler and of Sarah his wife was 
Born Septembar 22d and Baptized Octobar the 14, 1764. 

Mary Richey Daughtar of george Kit hey and of Cathrine his wife 
was Born Septembar the [o, d and Baptized the 26 d of the same month, 

Sarah Berrian Daughtar of Petar Barrien and of hannah his wife 
was Born Septembar the 2Q d and Baptized Otobar the 14, 1764. 

Abraham Van osdall son of John van osdall and of Cathrine his wife 
was Born Novembar the 28 and Baptized octobar the 2i d , 1764. 

Kli/abath Spencar Daughtar of Jeremiah Spencar and of mary his 
wife was Bom may the i5 d and Baptized the 3i d of the same month, 

Jane Boggs Daughtar of James Boggs and of magdalen his w:fe was 
Burn Novembar the 5 and Baptized the 1 i d of the same month, 1764. 



TO 1S00. 

Communicated by Abraham S. Underhill, Esq., of New York. 

(Continued from page 107.) 

The children ofTho 8 & Catharine Clark Born: 

Samuel Clark 4 mo. n ch , *1%A 

Mary Clark 5 mo. 9th, 1785 

ph Clark 7 mo. 28 th , 1788 

Thomas Clark 9 mo. 10*, 1791 

Thorn 8 Clark 2d 5 mo. 15"', 1792 

The children of John & Elizabeth White born: 

Benjamin White 12 mo. 18^, 1782. 

Ann White 5 mo. 30 th , 1787. 

: White 2 mo. 4 th , J 789- 

Sarah White 10 mo. 5 r '\ I 79°- 

The children of William & Mary Shotwell born : 

Sarah Shotwell 9 mo. 15 th , 1788. 

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Hannah W. Shotwell 3 mo. 51'', T 79 & - 

Samuel Shotwell 7 rao. 20^-, T 79 2 - 

The children of Willet & Mary Seaman Burn : 

Gulielma Seaman 3 mo. 4th, 1772. 

Mary Seaman 9 mo. 14 th , x 77^- 

Rachel Seaman 2 mo. 15*, 1779. 

Willet Seaman 6 mo. 7th, 1781. 

Samuel Seaman 3 mo. i7 ,b , x 783- 

Benjamin Seaman 7 mo. 15 th , 1 787. 

The children of Isaac & Sarah Wright Born : 

Mary Wright 4 mo. io*i>, 1785. 

William Wright 12 mo. 6th, 1787. 

The children of Gilbert and Phebe Everinghim born : 

Abigail Everinghim 5 mo. 10th, 1 785. 

Joseph Everinghim 10 mo. 9 th , 1786. 

Mary Everinghim 7 mo. 14 th , 178S. 

James Everinghim 7 mo. 5^ '79°- 

The children of Richard & Sarah Hallett born : 
Mary Hallett 2 mo. 13 th , J 79 2 - 

Mary C I'ell Daughter of Elijah Pell was born 8 mo. 12th, 1785. 

The children of the late Samuel & Sarah Mott his widow born : 

William F. Mott 1 mo. nth, 1785. 

Walter Mott 12 mo. 4th, 1786. 

Sam 1 F. Mott 2 mo. 7th, l 7^9- 

Sarah Mott 9 mo. 25ft, 1791. 

The children of Benjamin & Mary Pell born ; 

Sands Pell 3 mo. i st , 1 786. 

Gilbert Pell 2 mo. 15th, 1788. 

Ferris Pell 8 mo. 15th, I 79°- 

The children of John & Catharine Murray born : 
Mary Murray 10 mo. 17 th , '784. 

Robert Murray 2 mo. 13th, 1786. 

Caroline Murray 3 mo. 3d 1788 & Deceased 1^ of 12 mo. 1792. 
Lindley Murray 1 mo. 5 th , ■ 179°- 

James Murray 5 mo. 30th 1791 & Deceased the i= l of 10 mo. 1791. 

The children of Thomas & Mary Legget born : 

Samuel Legget 10 mo. 4*, 1782. 

Joseph Legget 1 mo. 5th, 1785. 

Charlotte Legget 8 mo. 12*, 1787. 

W m Haight Legget 4 mo. 15th, x 789- 

igg Society of Friends. [October, 

Mary Legget 2 mo. 2^, J 79 T - 

Thomas Legget 1 mo. 30, x 793- 

The children of Jordan & Elizabeth Wright born : 

Jane Wright 3 mo. 14th, 1788. 

Susan Wright 4 mo. 16*, 1789. 

Charles Wright 3 mo. 12th, 1790. 

Children of the late Henry Franklin &: Mary his widow born : 

Matthew Franklin 11 mo. 6th, 1773. 

Richard Franklin 2 mo. 6th, 1775. 

William Franklin 7 mo. 2 2d, I 777- 

Children of John & Mary Alsop Born : 

Robert Alsop 4 mo. 17*, 1783 

Thomas Jenkins Alsop 7 mo. 4 th , x 7 8 7- 

Sarah Alsop 7 mo. 18*, *79 2 - 

Children of John & Mary Barrow Born: 

Abigail Barrow 3 mo. 29 rl >, J 79 2 - 

Children of James & Catharine Hawxhurst Born: 

Martha Hawxhurst 10 mo. i6 f h, *19°- 

Sarah Hawxhurst 1 mo. 27th, 1792. 

Jane Hawxhurst 3 mo. 4 th , T 793- 

Children of John & Freelove Man Born : 

John Man 5 mo. 15 th , I 79 I « 

Children of John & Mary Sering Born : 

Sarah Sering 8 mo. 24*, 179°- 

Children of William & Elizabeth Pearsall Born : 

Samuel Pearsall 8 mo. 19 th , x 7^7- 

Amy Pearsall 12 mo. 4 th , 1788. 

Richard Pearsall 1 mo. 22^, I 79 I - 
lane Pearsall 10 mo. 8th I yg 2 & Deceased the 29* of 7 mo. 1793. 

Children of Thomas & Susanna Burling Born : 
Anne Burling 5 mo. 30* 1784 Deceased. 

2d Anne Burling n mo. 19 th , 1786. 
Maria Burling 3 mo. 15 th 1789 Deceased. 

2d Maria Burling 9 mo. 26"^ I79 1 - 

Children of Isaac & Katharine Hunt Born : 

Rebeckah Hunt 9 mo. 2d, *77°« 

Charlotte Hunt 9 mo. 19 th , !7 8 4- 

Mariann Hunt 5 mo. 28*, 1786. 

Luke Hunt 4 mo. 3d, J 7 8 8. 

i874'j Society of Friends. 189 

Children of David and Abigail Johnstone Born : 

Asa Johnston 4 mo. 22<i, 1787. 

Mary Johnston 2 mo. 12*, I 79°- 

Elizabeth Johnston 8 mo. 17^1, J 79 2 - 

Children of Benjamin & Sarah Haviland Born : 

Mary Haviland n mo. 26th, 1 773. 

John Haviland 8 mo. 25*, 1776. 

Abigail Haviland 1 mo. 21st, 1781. 

Catharine Haviland 12 mo. 1st, I 7&3- 
Benjamin Haviland 2 mo. 25 th 1787 & Deceased 1 mo. 6t'> 1789. 

2'' Benjamin Haviland 1 mo. 10 th , '79°- 

Children of Thomas & Helina Haviland Deceased Born : 
Mary Haviland 1 mo. 23 d , 1 778. 

Anthony B. Haviland 2 mo. 20* 1780. Deceased. 

Charity Haviland 6 mo. 15 th , 1781. 

Anthony B. Haviland 5 mo., I 7&3- 

Children of Aaron &: Mary Sharpless born : 
Rebecca Sharpless 4 mo. 9th 1785 and Deceased 6 mo. 10* 1786. 
John Sharpless 5 mo. 17 th & Deceased 11 mo. nth, 1787. 

Sarah Sharpless 10 mo. 2 d , 1788. 

Joseph Sharpless 5 mo. 12th, 1790. 

Walter Franklin son of John & Deborah Franklin Born the 6 

mo. 15th, I773 . 

Children of Tho s and Henrietta Burling Born : 
Joseph Burling 10 mo. 17* 1782 & Deceased 8 mo. 15111 1783. 
Mary Burling 12 mo. 9 th , 1783. 

Ann Burling n mo. 28* 1785 & Deceased 5 mo. 30* 1786. 
Joseph Burling 8 mo. 30th, 1 787. 

Ann Burling 4 mo. 20th, ^Sg. 

Thomas Burling 8 mo. 19*, 1791- 

Children of Thomas Franklin Jr. Born : 
Deborah Franklin n mo. 18*, 1784. 

Maria Franklin 1 mo. 12*, ^787. 

Lydia Gardner Daughter of Noah & Sarah Gardner was born 

the 16th of 9 mo., 1787. 

Nathaniel Embree son of Lawrence & Sarah Embree was born 

the 1 6th of 3 mo., I 7?6. 

Children of Richard & Hannah Lawrence Born : 
Ann Lawrence 1 mo. 28th, *79°- 

Henry Haydock Lawrence 8 mo. 25th, J 79i- 

1 90 Inscriptions relating to New York Families i?i the South. October 

Children of John & Elizabeth Haydock Born: 

Sarah Haydock 6 mo. 13' 1 ', 1781. 

Hannah T. Haydock 3 mo. 27th, , 79 , 

Children of Richard & Martha Weeks : 
Samuel born 22^ of 4 mo., 1793. 

Martha born 8"' of ro mo., 170,5. 

Children of William & Mary Bowne : 
Isaac Willett Bowne born 2^ of 8 mo., J795- 

Children of Edmund & Rachel Pearsall : 
Thomas born 8* of 12 mo., 1795. 

Children of Whitehead & Peggy Hicks born : 
Gilbert 8th of 2 m'o., 1796. 



By William John Pons, Camden.N. ). 

Those ol the following inscriptions whicharefrom St. Michael's and St. Philip's 
Protestant Episcopal Churches of Charleston, South Carolina, have an additional 

value ol late from the (act that their records were destroyed in the burning ol 
Columbia, S. C, during the last war, where they ami some of the public re 1 
had been sent for safety. The early wills also suffered severely. There is no 
regular index to the volumes which remain. 

The in st insci iptions given below were copied from the several sides of a monu 
ment in the centre "i tie old cemetery at tin- west end ol Williamstown, Massa- 
chusetts. 1 know nothing further of the Marquis de f.<>i!,, 

Dr. 1. e.— The right honble Chartier Marquis de Lotbiniere I 

New York Oct 7th 1798 aged 75 His remains were buried in Pottersfield. This inscribed .11 the; ; ei ial request ol his ted daughter now mouldering in 

this dust. Erected In Memory ol Mia Ls.i Chatei de Lotbiniere, wife ol Capt. 
McKay U. S. Infry. she died July 10 1802 aged \i. 

Absent 01 dead still a friend so dear 
A sigh the absent claim, the dead .1 tear. 

Regretted shades. These sacred rites a stone a verse receive 

Tis all a father all a friend can give. 

The Last Pledge of Parental Tenderne s Erected July 14, 170') By her discon- 
solate Parentstothe M-mm of their infant daughter Louisa MacKay. From St. 
fohn's Churchyard (Prot. Epis.) Richmond Virginia. 

on.— Here Rests the Body ol Philandei fudson a son of David ami Sarah 
[udson of New York who departed this life on the 3d daj ol June 1805 aged 23 

Ball. — In Memory ol Ira Ball of Newark New Jersey who departed this lift- 
Sept. 10 1818, aged 28 years 3 months and 28 days. St. Michael s Churchyard 
(Prot. Epis.) Charleston, South Carolina. 

Butler. — " Here lieth the Body of Mary Butler wife ol Pierce Butler, who 

1 874.] Inscriptions relating to New York Families in the South. 1 9 1 

departed this Life in the City of New York, on the 13th of November 1790, Her 
Remains are Inter'd here at Her own desire by Her affectionate Husband who 
trusts that H&r Spirit has tied to receive the reward of her many virtues, .... 
Coxe.— "James Sidney Coxe son of Tench Coxe of Philadelphia died June 
30th- 1822. Aged 26 years and 3 months, Lieutenant in the LJ. S. Navy 

Cox.— Here lie the remains of Richard J. Cox A sailing master in the United 
Slates Navy, who departed this life iS April 1822 aged 35 years. 

MORRIS.— Col. Lewis Morris He served in the war ol '76 The Time that tried 
Men's Souls. He was Aid to General Greene and at the Battles of Eutaw and 
Guilford. His good name is the best Inheritance Left to his family He died at 
Morrisania N. Y. 22nd Nov. 1S24 His wife Ann Morris was a communicant ol 
this church Her Slavs and the Po >r can tell they have lost Their Best Friend 
She died at Morrisania N. V. April 29th 1S4S, aged 86. Capt. W. Morris Aid to 
Gen. T. Pinckney, Died at Sullivan's Island S. C. Sept 7th 1S2S aged 40 years. Go 
my Friend with thy hundred virtues to the Home of thy Father's Go with thy 
Noble to the bosom ol thy God. Brave and Generous Spirit Fare thee well 

A. H. Erected by the daughters of Col. Morris. 

Thornf..— To the Memory of John Gardner Thorne, Esqrwho was bom in New 
York on the 30th of May 1765, and died in Charleston on the 6th of December 
iS23 ; eel. 55 years 6 months and 6 days He was a respectable inhabitant of Char 
leston So. Ca, for about thirty-five years ; and a man of undeviating probity, con- 
ciliating manners and extensive information A good and useful citizen of the 
community in which he dwelt, possessing public confidence and public respect, 
fie was truly a philanthropic and benevolent man; and a Christian humble and 
resigned. He viewed the insatiate tyrant of the grave with soul unshaken and 
eye%erene. Believing that he comes with icy hand To stop the current of our 
mortal course, Who wills our souls should leave this orb of woe. To dwell in 
bliss with him eternally. 

Tylee.— Mary Elizabeth Tylee Born in New York. May 2SU1 1804 Died in this 
City July 26th 1855. 

Hazlehurst.— In memory of John Hazlehurst Late of this City Merchant who 
Born in Philadelphia May 24 1775 ended a life of virtue & usefulness in Charles- 
ton Stpr 18 1798 

In memory of Caroline Hazlehurst a daughter of Robert and Eliza Hazlehurst 
aged 2 years tt 4 months of such are the Kingdom of God. 

To the memory of Elizabeth Hazlehurst- Deas who departed this lite on the 

27th May 1830 aged eleven months (not copied) 

From St. Philip's Churchyard (Prot. Epis.) Charleston South Carolina. 
Van Rensselaer.— On a vault. Here Lyes the Body of Jeremiah van Rensse 
laer Esqr who Departed this Life the 5 day of February Anno Domine 1764 aged 
25 yea 1 s. 

Cr,,ss.— This is the grave of Charles Cross iMerchant ol Troy New \ork son 
of William Cross of Newburyport Mass. who died at the Commercial Hotel In 
this City on the nth May 1839 aged 36 yeais In a land of Strangers He received 
the kindness of friends. 

Field.— John Field of New York died fany 9th 1847 aged 61 years. 
CoNOVER.— Sacred to the memory of William Conover Native of New Jersey 
who departed this life April the 19th 1809 in the 32 year of his age: In him the 
social virtues were united generosity and sincerity were his characteristics. 

Soft was his heart, his feelings bland refined ■ 
Cordial in friendship and attentions kind 
And though entombed yet deep in memorys breast 
Is all his worth indelibly imprest. 

This small tribute of unfeigned affection is paid by one " who with him sigh'd 
i .rtook of every grief his most affectionate widow. 

Interred near are the remains of William Freneau Conover son of William & 
Eliza Conover who departed this life May 24 1804 aged 4 months. 

Mi C u.i —This stone marks the Grave that contains the ashes ol Ann lines 
ford wife of Beekman McCall died 22d July 1S22 aged 32 years 10 months and 23 
davs also their two children Charles Beekman died March 13. 1816 Aged 8 months 
g days Sarah Margaret Hunt, died nth June 1821 aged 1 year 10 months 8 days. 

D'Harriette — Here lies the Remains of Mr. Benjamin D'Harriette of Charles 

192 Brig.- Gen. Oliver De Lancey — A Correction. [October, 

Town Merchant. Who was a Native of New York and removed from thence to this 
place. He departed this life The 17th Day of February 1756 Aged 55 years. Hav- 
ing lived in this Province 30 years. Near him lies the Remains of Mrs. Anne 
D'lfarriette His Wife, Born in this Province Who departed this life, The 12th Day 
of July 1754 Aged 48 years. 



By Edward F. De Lancey, of New York. 

Some errors occur in the note on page 181 of The Record, Vol. IV. (No. for 
Oct., 1873), to Mr. Edwin R. Purple's most valuable paper, " The Colden Family in 
America," and on page 23 of his very handsome privately-printed 4to volume, 
bearing the same title, relative to Brig.-Gen. Oliver De Lancey and the places of 
his death and burial. As soon as published the writer of this prepared a correc- 
tion of the errors, but, being mislaid, it has not before appeared in The Record. 
The note says, " He was a general officer in the British service, and commanded the 
De Lancey Battalion in Westchester County and Long Island during the early part 
of the Rev. war. He d.on Long Island about the middle of that war, and was buried 
in the family vault in Trinity Church." These statements are nearly all erroneous. 
Brig.-Gen. Oliver De Lancey was the senior loyalist brigadier-general in the Pro- 
vincial service of New York. He was not in the "British service," for he was 
never in his life in the British regular army. His second son, General Oliver De 
Lancey, however, was in the regular British army all his life. Brig.-Gen. Oliver 
De Lancey, the father, was a merchant of New York City, for years a member of 
the Council, and commander of the military forces of the province, which he led in 
the French war, and at whose head he was wounded at Ticonderoga. When hos- 
tilities commenced in 1776, he raised at his own expense three regiments of 500 
men each, called " De Lancey's Battalions" (not Battalion), which were formed into 
a brigade, and he appointed to its command. Only one of these regiments served 
under its general on Long Island ; the other two — one under Col. John Harris 
Cruger, and one under Col. Stephen De Lancey, the first the son-in-law, the 
second the eldest son, of Brig.-Gen. De Lancey — served in the Southern colonies 
during the entire war. Brig. -General Oliver De Lancey's command during the 
war was what in modern parlance would be called the department of Long Island 

It was his nephew, Col. James De Lancey, of West Farms, one of the sons oi 
Peter De Lancey, of Rosehill, and Elizabeth Colden, the famous partisan chief of 
the " Neutral Ground," the ever active colonel of " De Lancey's Light Horse," who 
commanded and served in Westchester County. 

Brig.-Gen. Oliver De Lancey did not "die on Long Island about the middle 
of the war," and he was not " buried in the family vault in Trinity Church." On 
the contrary, he served all through the war, and at tlie close of active hostilities, 
in 17S2, went to England with his family, and after a brief sojourn in London re- 
sided with them at Beverley in Yorkshire, about nine miles from Hull, until his 
death, which occurred at his own house in that town on the 27th day of October, 
1785. He was buried in one of the choir aisles of the magnificent cathedral of 
Beverley, a slab in the pavement, bearing his name, maiking the grave. And in an 
adjoining transept a large marble mural monument is erected to his memory. The 
writer some years ago visited at Beverley three grand-daughters of Brig.-Gen. De 
Lancey, the then surviving children of his eldest son, Stephen (Chief-Justice of the 
Bahamas, and who died Governor of Tobago and its dependencies), and sisters of 
Sir William H. De Lancey, K.C.B., who was killed at Waterloo, and then saw the 
grave and monument in the cathedral, and copied the inscription on the latter, 
which will be seen below. 

It may be well to state, to avoid misconception and confusion, that the young- 

1874- ] Correction. 1 93 

est and only other son of Brig.-Gen. Oliver De Lancey, General Oliver De Lam i j , 
who in early life entered the 17th Light Dragoons, and was for nearly thirty years 
its colonel, and also barrackmaster-general of the empire, and a full general in the 
British regular army, died a bachelor on April 3, in the year 1S22, while visiting 
his sister, Charlotte, Lady Dnndas, widow of Field-Marshal Sir David Dundas, at 
her seat, " Beechwood," near Edinburgh, and lies buried in the cemetery attached 
to the Church of St. John the Evangelist at Edinburgh. Thegrave and tombstone 
were shown to the writer some years ago by Lady Dundas herself during a visit he 
made her at Beechwood, and he then took a copy of the inscription, which is sub- 
joined to that of his father. 

The death of the father is in the Gentleman s Magazine, Vol. LV., p. 919, and in 
the list of deaths in other works of the kind, and so also is that of the son. A 
letter of Mr. Fenimore Cooper in the Home Journal of 12th February, 1848, is the 
probable source of the prevalence of the error above corrected, which appears in 
many writers. Mr. Cooper, however, corrected his own mistake in a subsequent 
letter in the same paper of the 25th March, 1S48, in which he says : " I was mis- 
taken in saying that Brig.-Gen. De Lancey died in the war. He unquestionably 
did die at Beverley in 17S5, and his bod}- is interred in the choir of the Minster, 
while a monument standing near the transept records his services." This last 
letter, however, seems never to have been consulted for some inscrutable reason 
by historical investigators. 

The following is the inscription on the mural monument to Brig.-Gen. Oliver 
De Lancey, in one of the transepts of the cathedral at Beverley, in Yorkshire, 
England : 

To the Memory of 

A native of the Colony of New York, 

who possessed one of the most extensive and truly valuable estates in North 
America, which, from his loyalty and attachment to his king and countr,-, he 
reauny sacrificed at the commencement of the late rebellion. He had formerly 
.served against the French, and was wounded at the battle of Ticonderoga. As 
soon as hostilities commenced in America he raised a brigade, consisting of three 
regiments, and continued in the command thereof till the conclusion of the war, 
when, with his family, he was compelled to seek an asylum in Great Britain, and 
resided in this town. 

He died the 27th of Oct., 1785, aged 69 years, 
and lies interred within these walls. 

He was a man of invincible fortitude 
and unshaken integrity. 

The following is the inscription on the tombstone of General Oliver De Lancey, 
the son, in the cemetery belonging to the Church of St. Tohn the Evangelist at 



Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Dragoons, who died in the 70th year of his age 
while on a visit at Beechwood to his sister, Lady Dundas, 
the 3d day of September, 1822. 

Hough. — See Record, p. 159. Richard Hough was incorrectly stated, in my 
communication to " Notes and Queries," to have been from Hough, in Cheshire. 
He was from " Maxfield," in the same shire. 

Clay. — A typographical error is made in the name of the author of the Annals 
of the Swedes. It should be Jehu Curtis Clay, not John. Allibone's Dictionary 
contains the same mistake. 
Camden, N. J., Sept. 4. W. J. P. 

igA Notes on Books. [October, 


The History of the Descendants of John DwkJht, <>f Dedham, Mass. By 
Benjamin W. Dwight. Printed for the Author. New York : John F. 
Trow & Son. 1S74. Two volumes Svo, xxix., 1144. Sixteen portraits and 
other engravings. 
With no inconsiderable personal experience in this line of literary labor, we 
certainly cannot repress our wonder and admiration at the indomitable zeal and 
courage which have enable Professor Dwight — at all times one of the busiest of 
men in other departments of usefulness — to add these volumes to the already im- 
mense collection of genealogy contained in his published Strong Genealogy and in 
the previous volumes of our own RECORD. It is of course superior in finish of exe- 
cution to that work, since it was his first love, the root from which the Strang Genealogy 
sprang ; and in its preparation he had the advantage of the experience and facility 
gained in that research. It is also richer in family portraitures and biographies than 
the former work ; it contains an introduction which is of itself one of the finest 
essavs on the nature, study, philosophy, and difficulties of genealogy which we 
remember ever to have read ; and the genealogical statistics and deductions pre- 
sented in its Summary of Results are of great value and interest to the student of 
social science. It is indeed by philosophical deductions, drawn from the facts 
evolved by genealogy, that the science must gradually demonstrate its value and 
real sphere of usefulness to the world ; and we notice of late years an increasing 
desire on the part of American genealogists to rise above the old-style, Dryasdust 
forms of research, and to prove their favorite study to be a live science, full ol 
valuable suggestions and far-reaching influences looking towards the improvement 
of the human race. No better family than the Dwights could have been selected, 
as properly exhibiting that rare combination of high personal character and educa- 
ti( n, fine social position, adaptation to public service, and tendency to works of 
public usefulness in every line of intellectual research and action, which makes an 
American " eminent family." The Summary of Results, above 1 s us 

the names of 365 Dwights who have graduated from American colleges and uni- 
versities, as well as of 143 connected by marriage, not to mention a large number 
who have taken partial courses, or who, " by pursuing for years large courses of 
higher reading, have secured to themselves superior intellectual and literary attain- 
ments." With Yale (first, foremost, and longest, within twenty years past ten of 
the family having been professors in its various departments, several having been 
tutors, and one for a long period its honored president), with Hamilton, and with 
Columbia College the name of Dwight has been long and noticeably connected; tin- 
relative proportion of its liberal educated men being about one-seventh of its adult 
males. We also find the names of fifteen foreign missionaries; fifty members of 
State legislatures and Colonial councils; forty judges; nineteen Congressmen; 
fifty-nine authors and journalists, etc. , among the Dwight name and kindred ; and we 
"wish that space permitted us to copy the " Facts and Averages in Vital Statistics," 
on pp. xxviii. and xxix. To any one possessed of the least taste for biography and 
history these volumes area feast of good things ; every page presents us with faces 
and characters which live before the mind's eye in cheerful and (we cannot doubt) 
truthful colors, as limned by the hand of affection. A noble family's fame has been 
well preserved, and, if George Eliot's saying is true, that "our dead are never 
dead to us until we have forgotten them," then the Dwights have acquired imper- 
ishable renown through these " labors of love," so faithfully and tenderly per- 
formed by a quiet school-teacher in Clinton, New York. Criticism is disarmed by 
the very intent and magnitude of such labors. H. R. S. 

Pedigree of the Family of Reichel, Descended from Valentin Reichel 
the Elder, of Geising, in Saxony. 

We have received from the Rev. Oswald Joseph Reichel, Vicar of Sparsholt, neat 
Wantage, Berks, England, a carefully-prepared and extended sheet pedigree with 
the above fitle, compiled by him in 1S72, mainly from original MSS. in posses- 
sion of the family. Mr. Reichel himself is of the eighth generation in descent 
from the ancestor above named. Its principal interest to American genealogists will 
attach to the particulars afforded respecting descendants of the name now or formerly 

i874-| Obituary. IQ5 

residing in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, among whom were Carl Gotthold 
Reichel. a distinguished preacher and bishop of the Moravian Fraternity, at Naza- 
reth Hall, in Pennsylvania ; and his son, the Rev. Levin T. Reichel, author of a 
commendable history of Nazareth Hall and of the Moravians of North Carolina ; and 
his grandson, William C. Reichel, author of the history of Bethlehem Female 
Seminar}-. The authenticity and correctness of the pedigree, so far as it shows 
the author's line of descent, are certified by the Herolds Ami, or Royal Herald 
Office, at Berlin, in Prussia. J. J. L. 

A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches and other 
Memoranda of Various Families and Individuals bearing the Name 
Dawson, or allied to Families of thai Name. Compiled by Charles 
C. Dawson. Albany : Joel Munsell. 1S74. Svo, pp. viiL-572. Illustrated 
with thirteen steel portraits. 

A Record of the Descendants of Robert Dawson, of East Haven, Conn., 
including Barnes, Bates, Beecher, Bissell, Calaway, Carpenter, Cary, 


Grannis, Johnson, Meloy, Morse, Parson'-, Perkins. Richmond, Rogers, 
Sigournev, Sill, Smith, Stone, Tittle, Van Buren, Walker, Werdon, 
Whittlesey, Woodruff, and numerous other Families, etc. Compiled 
by Charles C. Dawson. Albany: Joel Munsell. 1S74. Pp. 115, with three 
steel portraits. 

The last-named volume forms part of the " Collection of Family Records," but 
issued in a separate form, the edition being only fort}- copies. To those interested 
in family history, and especially to those bearing the patronymic name of Dawson, 
these volumes will be examined with no ordinary interest. They had their origin 
in a desire of the author to know something of his own family history, and the first 
circular to obtain information was issued in 1852. 

"1 hese Records contain the particulars of the descendants of different American 
ancestors in the following States: New England States, New York, New Jersey, 
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Loui- 
siana. Ohio, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The syst) m of notation used 
differs from any heretofore noticed by us, and is in many respects sufficiently con- 
venient for ordinary use. A larger prominence is given to the female line of descent 
than is usual in works of this kind ; and by means of foot-notes a considerable 
space is devoted to the pedigrees of those marrying into the Dawson family. 
Numerous biographical sketches — concise and discriminating — add greatly 
to the interest of the work. We congratulate the author on so successful a 
completion of what must have been an arduous and necessarily prolonged labor. 

S. S. P. 


Hon. ALFRED Conkling. — The late Hon. Alfred Conkling, for many years 
District Judge of the United States for the Northern District of New York, was a 
son of Benjamin Conkling, of East Hampton, L.I.,and Esther (Hand), his wife. He 
was born in the town of Easthampton on the 12th October, 17S9. He graduated at 
Union College, and studied law with the noted Daniel Cady, of Johnstown, Mont- 
gomery Co., afterwards a Judge of the Supreme Court. He commenced the prac- 
tice of law at Canajoharie, N. Y., about 1812 or '13. He married Miss Eliza 
Cockburn, of Montgomery Co., and had children, 1. Margaret C, who married 
Albert Steel, of Jersey City; 2. Col. Frederick A.,ol N. Y., who mar. Eleanora 
Ronalds, of N. Y. ; 3. Autelian, who studied law, and became clerk of U. S. 
Courts for the Northern District of New York, residing at Buffalo until his death 
in May, 1S60, and who mnrried Harriet Schermerhorn, of Utica, now residing 
her children at Jersey City ; 4. Eliza T., who married Rev. S. Hanson Coxe, 
ol 1 rinity Church, Utica, and who died in April, 1S69, leaving two children ; 5. 
Ro* :oe, educated as a lawyer, and now U. S. Senator, who mar. Julia, dau. of the 
lat- Henry Seymour, of Utica, having one or more children. The appointment of 

196 Obituary. [October, 1874. 

U. S. District Judge was made during the Presidency of John Ouincy Adams. 
The judge then removed to Albany, and afterwards, in 1S36, to Auburn. About 
1850 he resigned that position, and was appointed by President Fillmore Minister 
to Mexico, whence he returned in 1853. He afterwards resided at Utica, retaining,, excellent health until his 86th year, when he died. His legal and 
judicial character will doubtless be well noticed by the members of his profession. 
Hi^ numerous publications are mentioned in Allibone. He had a line personal 
appearance, and preserved great order in his court. 

Grinnell. — Henry Grinnell died in this city June 30. 1S74. He was born at 
New Bedford, February 13, 1799. His first ancestor here, Mathew Grinnell, came 
from England about the year 163S, and settled in Rhode Island, but more re- 
motely he was of Huguenot descent. His father, Capt. Cornelius Grinnell, was 
born at Little Compton, R. I.. May 11, 175S, and removed to New Bedford when 
quite young, where he served an apprenticeship with his brother-in law, Joseph 
Austen, as hatter. By the destruction of his property, having just started in 
business, on the 5th of Sept.. 177S, when General Grev in the British service plun- 
dered and burned New Bedford, he was compelled to seek another employment, 
.mil chose the life of a sailor. He became at an early age a shipmaster, and dis- 
playing great nautical skill, sound judgment, and sterling integrity of character, 
soon ranked among the foremost of the worthy old shipmasters and merchants so 
long famous in his adopted town. He died there, July 19, 1850, in his 93d 
It is said he strongly resembled, in his personal appearance, General 
Lafayette. As bends the tree the twigs will incline, and the sons, following the 
footsteps of their lather, became the first shipping merchants of America. Joseph, 
the elder, commenced business in New York in r8og, and was successively asso- 
ciated with John Howland, Preserved Fish, and his younger brothers, Henry and 
Moses H. Grinnell, until 1829, when he retired from the firm and visited Europe. 
Upon his retirement, Robert B. Minturn was admitted a member, and the firm of 
Grinnell Minturn & Co. established, one of the most extensive shipping houses 
and largest shipowners in this country. 

But not alone on account of his business connections, high Standing, a. .a vJde 
repute in the mercantile world will Mr. Henry Grinnell be remembered. By his 
death geographical science lost one of its warmest friends, most enthusiastic ad- 
vocates, and able supporters. In May, 1850, and again in May, 1853, he fitted out, 
at his own expense, two expeditions to the Arctic regions in search of Sir John 
Franklin, both of which were accompanied by Dr. Kane. 

He was for many years president, vice-president, and member of the Executive 
Committee of the American Geographical Society, and was ever ready with his 
energies and purse to promote the purposes for which it was organized. He was 
a faithful friend to sailors, and never stinted money, time, or trouble in advancing 
their interests. He was buried in the family vault at Greenwood, in that portion 
of the cemetery known as Ocean Hill. 

Di; PEYSTER. — Janes Ferguson De Peyster died in this city on Friday, the 
12th of June, 1S74". He was born in Hanover Square, Feb. 3, 1794, and was a 
lineal descendant of Johannes and Cornelia (Lubberts) De Peyster, who settled in 
New Amsterdam as early as 1650. The family name from that date to the present 
is notably conspicuous in the civil, political, and military annals of New York, 
lames F. De Peyster graduated in the class of 1 S r 2 . Columbia College. In 1814 
he received a captain's commission in the United States service, and served with 
distinction until the close of the war. He then became a merchant, and for many 
years an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. He took a deep interest in 
the promotion of religious and educational objects ; was treasurer of St. Michael's 
Church from 1S16 ; a governor of the N. Y. Hospital for forty years ; and trustee 
of the Public School Society. He was for many years secretary, and in the Board 
of Direction, of the New York Dispensary, and from 1861 president of that insti- 
tution. " An undeviating course of piety and usefulness had prepared him foi 
the summons, which found him ready to depart, and he died as he had lived, with 
good-will toward all, and the assurance of that blessing which is promised U> the 
pure in heart." 


Aartszen, 32 
Abbas, 149 
Abbe, 80 
Abeel, 4 
Abel, 93 
Abels, 92, 93 
Abitshysen, 178 
A. Braeckel, 158 
Abraham, 93 
Abrahams, 29, 34, 84, 

88, 92, 151 
Abrahamszen, 34, 86 
Adair, 10 
Adam, 84 

Adams, 04, 124, 163, 196 
Adamszen, 155 
Addoms, 186 
Adels, 95 

Adriaen, 33 

Adriaens, 87, 89, 176, 
181, 182 

Ydriaenszen, 31, 182 

\.driaen c z. ->^, 31, 84 

Idrisa s/en, 30 

idrieszen, 34 . 

Verts, 87, 90, 92, 97, 99, 

Aertsen, 158 . 

Aertszen, 30,-31, 32, 34, 
88, 89, 93, 95, 97, 

M9, 15°. '75 
Aertszens, 32 
Aethomszen, 99 
Agis, 150 
llardts, 176 
Vlberto, 33, 86 
Alberts, 29, oo, 99, 155, 

177, t°, 
Alberuzen, 94, 97, 98, 

Albertus, 89, 93, 96, 98, 

Albret, 55 
Alcke, 149 
Alders. 150 
Alderson, 107 
Alexander, 7, 21, 79, 

100, 184 
Alexius, 54 
Aiken, 149 
Allen, 17, 45 
Allport, 119 
Alsop, 188 
Ames, 46 
Anderes, 102 
Anderson, 76 
Andre, 126 
Andrew, 145 
Andries, 34, 93, 97, 98, 

176, 182 
Andrieszen, 93, 94, 95, 

152, 153. *54, 165, 

177, 178, 179, 181 
Andrise, 185 
Andrus, 14 
Angola, 28 

Anna, 87 
Annan, 159 
Anthon, 117 
Anthonis, 95, 96, 182 
Anthony, 28, 31, 86, 85, 

89, 93< 179 
Anthony, 91, q6, 148 
Anthonides, 178 
Antonides, 168 
Appelgat, 96 
Appelsack, 94 
Appleton, 157 
Appy, in 
Arbecq, 151 
Archer, 114, 174 - 
Arden, 36 

Arents, 86, 89, 155, 180 
Arentfzen, 34, 96, 152, 

179, 181 
Ariaens, 91, 151, 153 
Ariaentie, 32 
Arlington, 87 
Armstrong, 101, 184 
Arnold, 127, 128, 129, 

130. '34 
Aspinwall, 17, 117 
Atkinson, 81 
Augustinus, 33 
Augustyn, 89 
Austen, 196 
Aymar, 117 
Ayscough, 77 

Babcock, 24 

Backer, 30, 32, 86. 89, 

90, 93, 148, 150, 151, 

i5 2 > r 77, 179 
Backers, 93, 94 
Backerus, 92 
Bacon, 17, 46 
Bacx, 94 
Badier, 28 
Bael, 87 
Bal, 29, 91 
Ball, 190 
Balch, 143 
Ba'-'^b, 52 
Balden, 68 
Banyar, in 
Barbarie, 6, 7 

Barber, 82 

Barclay, 55, 74, in, 169, 

Bard, 44 
Bardin, 141 
Barens, 180 
Barents, 85^87, 94, 148, 

I5 J 1 I 52, 153 
Barentsz, 34 
Barentszen, 33, 99, 150, 

155. 176, 179 
Barkley, 173 
Barnaby, 160 
Barnard, 71 
Barnarten, 34 

Barnarts, 34 
Barnes, 195 
Barrow, 18S 
Barteau, see Bartozu. 
Bartel", 149 
Bartiaenszen, 87 
Bartlett, 160 
Barto, see Bartoiv. 
Bartow, 147 
Baschet, 149 
BaskeU, 168 
Bastayen, 85, see Bas- 

Baster, 89 
Bastiaenszen, 89 
Bastryn, 84 
Batchelder, 109 
Batcheller, 15 
Bates, 114, 142, 195 
Bauduyn, 89 
Baxster, 94, 96, 98, 99, 

148, 149 
Baxsters, 148 
Bayard, 6, 15, 70, 71, 75, 

117, 119, 158, 168 
Bayard, 92, 182 
Beach, 47 
Beane, 185 
Beccen, 84 
Beck, 123 
Becken, 84 
Bedder, 85, 86 
Bedell, 116 
Bedert, 33 
Beeckman, 94, 95, 96, 

97, 98, 99, 150, 154, 

175, 176, 178, 180, 182 
Beecher, 195 
Beeckmans, 93 
Beekman, 72, 76, 126, 

Beler, 68 
Bell, 117 
Bellingham, no 
Bellomont, 1, 2, 4, 171 
Bellov. sa 
B .earn, 89 
Benezet, 147 
Bennem, 96 
Bennet. 100 
Bennett, 35 
Bentin, 31 
Bergen, 68, m, 158 
Berien, 100 
Berners, 51, 52 
Berrian, m, 186 
Berrien, 102 
Berry, 50, 52 
Bertaut, 147 
Betts, 41, 49 
Beydegar, 84 
Bially, 68 
Bibby, 119, 170 
Bicker, 4, 99, 148 
Bill, 46 

Bingham, 10, 185 
Bininger, 20 
Binney, 160 
Birjaer, 155 
Biscop, 33, 92 
Biscops, 30 
Bissell, 195 
Black, 83 
Black-roshen, 31 
Blackstone, 59 
Blaes, 149 
Blagge, 4 
Blanck, 33, 84, 86, 90, 

95. 99, 15*) !54 
Blauvelt, 141 
Blauwvelt, 88 
Bleecker, 5, 73, 117 
Blercks, 98 
Bleyck, 158 
Bloinmaerts, 148, 153, 

Blommart, 94, 150 
Blommarts, 150 
Blommerl, 180 
Boel, 97, 176, 1S2 
Bogaert, 155 
Bogardiis, 28.29, 30 3 X » 

32, 33, 84, 85, 86, 88, 

89, 90, 97, 116. 117, 

Boggs, 186 
Boharhs, 68 
Bolton, 1, 160 
Bond, 7 
Bondassius, 98 
Bone, 180 
Bones, 155 
Bonnet, 36, 102, 184 
Boonen, 178, 179 
Boons, 154 
Boorman, 78 
Booth, 160, 179 
Boots, 178, 181 
Bording, 91, 94, 97. ^1, 

152, 175. 17" 
Borger- ,,, w; , , 4 
fV^\arrd, 14 
Borsen, 93 
Bossewell, 52 
Borjager, 181 
Boudatius, 150 
Bourne, 109 
Bout, 30, 34, 8^ gs i 8 7i 

89, go, 93, g5% , 49 , 

152, 176 
Boutell, 52, 54 
Bouten, 177 
Bowne, 38, 39, 41, 102j 

1 06. 190 
Boyd, 42, 116, 133. i., 4 
Boyer, 155 
Boylston, 185 
Boynton, 81 
Braconie, 29, 86 
Braconnie, 84 
Braconye, 88, 175 


■Index to Names. 

Bradish, 163 
Brady, 121 
Brandt, 88 
Brant, 132, 133, 13S 
Brasher, 160 
Brassert, 84, 155 
Brazier, 160 
Bredenell, 32 
Bredenbend, 86, 88, 92, 

Breese, 14, 76 
Breestede, 153 
Bremen, 34 
Brenten, 32 
Bresart, 91 
Breser, 94, 95, 96, 98, 

148, 179 
Bresers, 98, 179 
Bresert, 96 
Bresier, 88 
Brester, 95 
Breyser, 94 
Brezier, 86 
Brevsjers, 155 
Bridge, 81,82 
Briel, 86 
Briggs, 14 
Brinkerhoff, 108 
Brinley, 160 
Briston, 87 
Britton, 44 
Brodhead, 162, 166 
Broecken, 30 
Broecks, 29, 31 

Brooke, 1 

Broome, 18, 185 

Brons, 31, 85 

Bros. 28 

Brouwer, 88, 93, 96, 149, 

Brown, 16, 19, 23, 101, 

Brownell, 160 
Brownlee, 162 
Bruce, 171 
Bruel, 99 
Bruelle, 154 
Brugiere, 118 
Brugmans, 176 
Brut, 85 
Bruvnen, 45 
Bruynse, 153 
Bruytnell, 94 
Brye, 98 
Brydges, 52 
Brydson, 52 
Buchanan, 116 
Buckley. ?' 
Buddington, 9 
Bucll, 141, 143 

; 1 1 k \- 1 1 , 1 ^ t 

B.,„ "■ ' I 

Bunch ""'* 
Burdgo 8 3 

Burgo, ne > b 4, 128, ug 
Burotf n - '7 8 

Burke 49. 52, 57. 159 
Burlini- l88 < lS ^ 
Burnet, 2 - 41, *7 2 
Burnet - IO ' 
Burnha")- l6 ° 
Kllr r. ° 8 „ „ 
Hussi"£, 37, l8 4, 185 
Butif ■'• SSi *33, '34, 190 
Bui-. 152, 175 
Hyievelt, 179 
By son, 99 

Cadmus, 108 

Cady, 12, 195 
Caine, 119 
Calaway, 195 
Calder, 152 

Caljer, 154, 155, 176, 177, 

Caljers, 177 
Callaer. 148 
Callenders, 117 
Calser. 154 
Campbell. 116, 119 
Campernowne, no 
Cant, 28 

Cantine, 131, 132, 134 
Capoen, 90 
Capoens, 92, 95,98, 151, 

178, 179 
Cappoens, 93 
Card. 22 
Carels, 87 
Carey, 119 
Carmichael, 112 
Carmuwel, 94 
Carnel, 180 
Carpender, 77 
Carpenel, 32, 86, 90 
Carpenter, 160 
Carpentier, 154, 195 
Carre, 159 
Carruwel, 87 
Carstens, 149, 175, 179 
Carstenzen, 86 
Cartar, 100, 101, 183, 185 
Carter, 35, 80, 184 
Cary, 195 
Caspers, 99, 178 
Casparszen, 94, 99 
Cass, 123 
Caswell, 160 
Cavate, 29 
Cay, 91 
( layman, 88 
Ceccarini, 79 
Tees, 178 
Cesilien, 96 
Chambers, 143, 168, 169 
Chapman, 14 1 
Charrai.' 1 
Chase, 47 
Cheeseman, 115 
Church. 22. 108 
Ciersent, 176 
Claerbout, 182 
Claes, 29, 32, 34, 84, 86, 

89. 91, 92 94 95.96, 

97, 98, 14S, 

153. "55. 177, 179 

Claeszen, 29, ;i 

34,84,85, 86, 88,89, 
92.94, 95,96. 97, 99, 
150, 151, 152, 154, 
176, 180, 181, 1S2 

Clare, 174 

Clarencieux, 52 

Clark, 186 

ke, in, 171 

Clarkson, 2, 1 

169, 1 ; i 
Clay, 159, 194 
Cleen, 32 
Clexton, 100 

.:. 155 

n, 107 
Clinton, 108, n_s, 117. 

119, 126, 1 ; I 

'34, I 

Clock, 97, 177 
Clopper, y S 
Clute, 7-i 
Cobbitt, 174 

Cock, 39, 103, 182 
Cockburn, 1 
Coely, 149 

f Coerten, 177 
I Cogswell, 18 
1 Con, 16 
! Cole, 8 

Coles. 18, 19, no, 116, 
I 117. M7 

Colet, 84 
Colette, 85 
Colden, 116, 117, 119, 

Colgate, 78 
Collart, 84 
Collins, 52, 74, 75, 121, 

Colly, 102, 184 
Colman, 195 
Comnena, 54 
Compton, 82 
Conck, 153 
Congo, 84 
Congoy, 85, 89 
Conklin, 76 
Conkling, 112, 195 
Conover, 191 ^J^~ 
Convers, 14 
Cook, 173 
Cooke, 16 
Cool, 28, 88, 155 
Coop 88 
Cooper, 193 
Coopmans, 99 
Cooren, 34 
Coos, 30, 89 
Corenwell, 34 
Corleis, 41 
Corn, 33, 91, 96,97, 148, 

150, 152 
Cornbury, 4, 6, 74, 147 
Cornel, 97 
Cornells, 28, 29, 30, 32, 



96, 97, 98, 99, 149, 

150, 151, 152, 153, 

154, '55, >76, 177, 

178, 181 
Cornelissen, 91 
Cornelisz, 95 
Corneliszen, 28, 31. 32, 

33, 85, 86, 88,89,90, 

9«> 92, 93, 95- 9 6 , 97, 
98, 99, 148, 1151, 152, 
153, *54, 155, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182 

Cornell, 13, 103, 140 

Cornwallis, 137 

Corsa 1 1 

Corsen, 175 

Corsens, .14 

Corszen, 94 

( othre 

Cowdrey, 36, ioi, 117, 

Cowley, 1 

Couwenhi ,_ . 

'34, '56, '77,"' 7« , 

179, 181 
Cox. 174, 191 
Coxe, in, 1 96 
( ozyns, 28 
Cozens, 1 ■ 
1 1 
Craey, 96, 1 S3 
f ra'g, 1 16 

Cray, 31, 85, 88, 91, 150 
Cray, 28, 94 
Creed, 77 
Creiger, 88 
Cregier, 33, 84. 85, 87, 

89, 90, 95, 96, 98, 99, 


Croi sen, 96, 1 1 

Cromwell, 165 
Cross, 191 
Crougers, 180 
Cruger, in, 174, 192 
Crygier, 35 
Cunelys, 28 
Ciirlaer, 28, 31 
Cussans, 52 
Cutler, 186 

Cuyler, 4, 5, 68, 167, 169 
Ciiyne, 28 
Cuynen, 30 
Cuyper, 34 

Daily, 10 

Dart, 48 

Dalles, 37 

Daly, 91 

Dallf n, 90 

Dalzell, 102 

Dam, 29, 31, 32, 34,86, 

Darnels, 152 
Daiuen, gi, 92, 175 
Damens, 96 
Daniels, 91, 63, 181 
Davenport, 25, 78 
Davis, 78, 83, no 
Davids, 181 
Davidszei, 28. S6 
Dawson, 139. 160, 195 
Dayton, 137 
D'Anthony, 95 
D' Angola, 28 
D'Angole, 28 
De Angola, 95, 153 
Dean, 101, 107 
Dens, 1 
De Bad 1 
De Beaurlu.n 
De Bernard, 182 
De Bruyu, 97 
De Boots. 1 -'} 
De Bough, 72 
De Caper, 94 
De Clare, 54 
De Cler 
De Coning, 95 
Deis, 28 
De Drayer, 153 
D'Ermojeo, s^ 
De Flienes, 45 
De Koreest, 28. 32, 85 

86, 87. 

97, 99, '49, ISO, '54, 

155. 177, '78, 179 

De Kreauville, 147 
De Groot, 04, 175 
De Haart, 2 
De Haes, 99, 152, 153, 

*54, '55, '75, '77, 

De Ham, 29 
De Harriette, 191 
D'Hinjasa, 175 
De Italiaen, 86 
De Jong, 151, 153, 154. 

De Jonge, 98, 150. 153. 

Do Key, 91 
De Koninck, 155 
De La Chair, 
I >e La Mater. 167 
De La Montagne, 30, 

32, 85, 87, 90. 1. . 

95, 99, '49, >54, •'7« 1 . 

177- '79, '&" 

De Lancey, 10, 69; 70, 
7T. 75, in, 160, 168, 

, >9 2 > '93 
De Lanoy, 152, 180, 181 

Index to Names. 


De La Nov. 99. >53, *54 

De La l'lame. 182 

Delaware, m 

De Le Metre, 149 

De Lion, 87 

De Lotbiniere, 190 

Delmonico, 122 

Demarest, 81 

De Metse'aer, 00, gi 

De Meyer, 165,175, '79, 

De Minuict, 85 
De Morris, 17/ 
De Nooinnar, 34,84, 87, 

88 94. 148, J49, 


Dennis, 160 

Penfs, 15; 

I >'< limu, ?7 

1 . 1?2 

De Peys er, 2, 4, 5, 72, 
99, 117. 1 "9. m8, 150, 
152, i53i »54, '55, 
168, tt.~. 'So, 181, 

De Poo 

De Potter, 97, 98, 99, 
'49- 53.158 

De Pre, 175 

Derby, > I 

De Rien-cr, 179 

De Kosciou. 181 

De R .. 

De Ruvt r '. T 75, 176 
De Ruyt irlnne ' 9 r 
Dervall " 

De Rvck-92..93 

De Sert;i n '5 
DeSilla, o 
Do , erv-'ck, 175 

De Tour leur , *5» 
De Vioneni, 136 
De Voogt, 33 
De V'os '78, 182 
De Vries. 84, 85, 86, 88, 

De H'ael 00 
De Waei'. 151 
De Witt. 3 > 26, 7i, 161, 

De Zenge, IXI 

Dickerson, 83 
Dickey, 116 
Dickinson, 144 
Dillon, 55 
Dincklage, or 
Dinclagen, gc 95 
Dircks, 29, 30. 31,84,87, 

1, 1 >, 175 
Dirckszen,3< ,31,34,88, 

90, 91, 94, 95,98,99. 

149, 150, 152, 154, 

176, 179, 382 
Dircx, 180, 1S1 
Dircxen, 153 
Dix, 163 
Dixon, 80 
Doane, 159 
Dobons, 36 
Dominco, 25 
Dominicus, 90, 91 
Dongan, 2 
DoolitHe, 19S 
Doornick, 73 
Dorothea, 1S1 
Doud. 105 
Doughty, ioi, 104 
Douglas, 48, no, 116, 

117, 144, 195 
Douroens, 30 

Douw, 5 
Douwens, 00 

iszei 1, 92, 98 

Dowden, 37 
Downs, 9 

Dovman, 85, 8,<>, 88 
Dovinan, 89 
Draper, m 
Dreper, 152, 175 
Dresser, 195 
Drummond, 174 
Druyten, 99 
Drvden, 59 
Dubbels, 148 
Dubois, 117, 121 
Dudly, 174 
Dunbar, 106 
Dundas, 6S, 193 
Dunlap, 16, 35, 37, 101, 

160, 185 
Dunn, 35 
Dunning, 142 
Duran, 152 
Diirer, 69 
Durham, 144 
Du Soison, 182 
Duthie, 36 
Dutrienx, 30 
Du Trieux, 28, 31, 32, 

34, 85, 86, 87, 88,92, 
94, 97, 99, 149, 150, 
177, 180, 181 

Du Ti uex, 90 
Du Tryeux, 154 
Duickinjf, 176 
Duycking, 93, 153 
Duycking, 84, 92, 95, 

97, 98, 99, 151, 176, 

177, 181 
g . 8 1 
Duvtschen, 31 
Duytsen, 85 
Du\*-tszen, 28 
Duyvenaer, 178 
Dw ight, 12, 14, 15. 24, 

35. 76, 101, 139, 160, 
185, 194 

Earl, 67 
Earle. no 
Eastman, 82 
Eaton, 144 
Ebel, 95, 96 
Et> els, 0,1 
Eddy, 106 
Ederiaen, 28 
Ederinne, 28 
Edesman, 90 
Edgar, 1 16, it 7 
ndson, 52 
Edsal, 176 
Edwards, 78 
Eevers, 34 
Egberts, 92, 93 
Egbertson, 165 
Etfbertszen, 148 
Elberts, 28, 32, 97 
Elbertszen, 33, 96, 97, 


152, iSS, 

Eliot, 194 

Ellat, 185 

Elliot, 36 

Elliott, 2i 

Ellsworth, 135 
J Elpenbeen, 32 
1 Elswaerts, 153 

Elsworth, 4 
1 Elten, 33 

I Ely, 9, 48 

! Emanuel, 33, 34, 85, 8#, 
89, 91. 93 

Embree, 189 
Emmet, 1 17 
' is, <>s 

. rtszen, 178 
Engels, 149 
English, 101 
Ennoos, go 
Ent, 36, 101 
Esdras, 99 
Kspenyice, 88 
Etsal, 177 
Evans, 195 
Evarts, 120 
Everard, 157 
Evtringhim, 187 
Eveits, 28, 31, 33, 34, 

92, 94, 95, 182 
Evertszen, 29, 86, 91, 

96, 149, 177 

Fairly, 119 
Fanniug, 125 
Farfars, 174 
F'arguson, 183 
Faries, 100 
Farrington, 104 
Fauconier, 3 
Feecke, 32 • 
Feeks, no 
Fel, 155, 175 
Feilowes, 22 
Fellows, 79 
Ferainando, 31, 34 
Ferdinandus, 93 
Fernando, 28, 32, 84, 87 
Feme, 52 
Ferris, 80, 116 
Kenix, 97 

aden, So, 1 17 

,6, IU4, ly. 

Fillmore, 112, 196 
Fiscoock, 29, 34 
Fish, 136, 184, 196 
Fisher, 114 
Fiiz-Gerald, 55 
Flentsburgh, 174 
Flinthorn, 11 
Floyd, 36, 101 
Forsyth, 23 
Foster, 43, 46, 157 
Fortuyn, 153 
Fowler, 104 
Fox, 106, 186, 195 
Fradel, 149 
Francis, 115, 119 
Francisco, 96, 149 
Francoys, 28 
Franklin, 39, 107, 109, 

188, 189, 196 
Frans, 33, in, 148 
Francisco, 28 
Fr.inszen, 97, 176, 177 
Fray, 68 
Fredricks, 32, 88, 91, 93, 

98, 148, 149, 151, 176, 

177, 181 
Fredricksz, 94 
Fredrickszen, 32, 99, 

148, 154, 181 
Freeborn, 80 
Freligh, 144 
Freudenberg, 142 
Froeligb, 162 
Froissart, 55 
Fuller, 195 
Fulton, 115 

Fyn, 97, 98, 99, 148, 175 
Fytton, 55 

Gallaudet rf, 107 

i Gtu u ■ 

Ganno, 137 
Gansevoort. 128, 134 
Garcia, 118 ' 
Gardiner, 160 
Gardner, 189 
Garrabrant, 108 
Garst, 142 
Garton, 166, 167 
Gates, 109, 1:7, 130 
Gautier, 108 
Geeraer, 91 
Geeraerrs, go 
Geerar, 91 
Geerards, 90, 98, 99, 

_ J 52 

Geerardts, 153 

Geerart, 153 

Geleyn, 151 

Genis, 99 

Gerard, 113, 156 

Gerardi, ^2, 93 

Geralds, 95, 149, 150 

Gerardszeu, 149 

,'itiardt, 135 

Gerarts. 95 

Gerrits, 28. 29, 30, 31, 
32, 34, 85, 37, 91, 92, 
95, 97, M9, 150, '5», 
154, '55, 176, 177, 

Gerritsz, 31 

Genitszen, 28, 30, 32, 
84, 86. 88, 93, 96, 97, 
98, 148, 149, 150, 152, 
154, 179, 182 

Gesens, 150 

Gibson, 77 

Gilchrist, 36 

Gillespie, 68 

Gilliland, 186 

Gillisen, 156 

Gilinor, 68 

Gilmore, 101 

Glass. 114 

Glover, 115, 140 

Goddard, 46 

Goderus, 149, 177 

Godfrey, 160 

Goodrich, 77 

Gordon, 45 

(jOSCie, 95 

Gosman, 162 
Gouderus, 98 
Gough, 52 
Goula't, 87 
Gouverneur, 117 
Gerbrant, 30 
Gradus, 31 
Graer, 33, 34, 89, 91 
Graet, 148 
Graham, 35, 36, 185 
Grande, 87 
Grandes, 86 
Grannis, 195 
Grant, 36, 62, 63, 68, 

100, 114, 183 
Gravenraedt, 98 
Green, 3 
Greene, 191 
Grevenraedt, 180, 182 
Grevenraets, 96, 149* 

177, 179 
Creveraets, 149 
(ji»v, 196 
Griffin. 117 
Griffith, S3 
Grinnell, :g6 
Griscom, 121 
Griswold, 12, 22, 4 
Grose, 52 
Grotius, 164 
Guet, 96 
Guillini, 52 
Guion, 09 


Index to Namts. 

Gulick, 149 
Guroitlack, 149 
Gustavus, 181 
Gysbert, 150 
Gysberts, 150, 152 
Gysbertszi'.n, 152, 181 
Gvsbertsz, 152 
Gyron, 99. 
Gvsen, 152 

Hack, 99 

Hackmans 14S 

Haekwardt, 34 

Hackwart, 32 

Hadders, .J6, 98, 149, 
ISO, 152 

Haerlem, 86 

Haes, 92, 94 

HatTing. tit 

Hagebaert, 33 

Hagedoorn, 153, t8 -t 

Hagel, 150, 153. 155 

Hagemm, 148, 149 

Haight, 82 

Haiman, 87 

Hal, 33, 85, 148 

Hale, 143 

Hall. 7, 34, 85, 86, 90, 
91, 92, 93, 94, 96,97, 
98, 112, 148, 149, 
1-0, 152, 153, 177, 


Hallett, 13, 41, 106, 187 
H alii well, 55 
Hals, 85, 148 
Halsey, 77 
Hamilton, 82, 108, 136, 

Hancock, 125 
Hand, 132, 1 
Hans. 31, 32, t^4. 179 
Hanson, 5 
Hanszen, 20, 33, 84, 93, 

07, 99, [50, 151 
Hanyenv, see Hait- 

Hap, 179 
Harbart, 1 , 
HardenbroetK, j 1 
Harding, 8 1 
Hardt. <v. 
Uarfor i, i^( 
HarKias, 45 y' 
T 1 !;ness. 8 * 
Harlow 160 
Harmeu, 30 
Harmens. 90, 151, 182 
Harpersz»n, 98 
Harpertszen, 90, 93, 97 
Harris, 116 
Harrison, 116, 123 
Hart, 22 
Hartem, 88 
Harlen, 86, 88 
Hartgras, 63 
Hartman, 88 
Hartrnans, 97, 152 
Hasbro" "k, 162, 166 

Has.,,.. r ctHasselt. 
Haswell, t,8 
Haszingh. see ffe 
Hatch, J44 
Hatfield, in 
\ Hathorn, 134 
Havaen, 95 
Haven, 46, ri2 
Havilind 40,189 
Hawl s, 55 
Haw.ev, i<;o 
HawT.urst, 188 
Hav. i?2, ii]s 

Haydock, 38, 190 

Hayes, 171 

Hayman, 89 

Hazen, 127, 134 

Hazlehurst, 191 

Hearn, 45 

Heathcote, 2, 172, 174 

Hedger, 104 

Hedges, 43, 157 

Heermance, 15 

Heermans, S9, 175 

Hees, 34 

Hegeman, 149 

Helraszen, 95 

Henarey, 102 

Henderson, 142, 144 

Hendrick, n 

Hendrie, 101 

Hendriks, 34 

Hendricks, 28, 29, 30, 
34, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 
96, 98, 99, 149, 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 
155. 175. J 76, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182 

Hendncksz, 33, 96, 151 

Hendrickszen, 29, 90, 
91, 95, 98, 99, 148, 
i49< 'SO. '5 1 , r 5 2 , 
iS3. 154- r7S. 176, 
177, 178, 179, 181 

Hengerford, 112 

Henry, 91, 155, 160, 174 

Herberts, 155 . 

Hermans, 9T, 98, 99, 
153, 154, 176, 179. 
180, 182 

Hermansz, 90 

Hermanszen, 29, 32, 96 

Hert, 178 

"-"* 95, VJ 

— eut, 150 

Hey, 01, 93, 96 

Heyblom, 95 

K."vleger, 114 

He/lyn. 52 

Heyman, 148 

Hey mans, 93 

Hibbard, 160 

Hibon, 182 

Hickens, 179 

Hicks, 104, 190 

Hieronymus, 150, 181 

Higby, 19 

High, 186 

rlillhouse, 14, 18 

Hills, l S q 

Hoadley, 160 

Hoboken, 153 

Hodge, 17 

Hoeduway, 90 

Hoffman, 114, 116, 117 

Holden, 160 


Holliday, 82 

Holly, 25, 140 

Holmes, 20 

Homes, 95 
1 Homs, 84, 87, 155 

Hondt, 1S2 
I Hone, 117 

' ::oog, 83 

Hop, 148, 152, 175 
Hoppe, 182 
Hopkins, 55, 106 
Horne, 179 
Hosack, 115, 119 
Hosie, 114 y 

Hoskins, 160 * 
Hosmer, 160 
Hough, 159, 193 
Hough'aling, 9, 10 
H ward, 22, 51 
Ft ,e,'i2t 

Howland, ,6, 17, 117, 
160, 196 

Hovkens, s 4 

Hudde, 180 

Hudden, p, 34, 85 

Huddens, 181 

Hudes, :& 

Hudson, 140 

Hugens, 178 

Hulbert, 143 

Hull, iof« 

Hunen, ,1 

Hunt, 144, ,6o, 188 

Hunter, 5, 172 

Huntington, 78, 157, ifio 

Hurd, 12, 144 

Hurry, 107 

Hutjesse, 98, 148 

Huwits, 149 

Humbert, 85 
1 Huyberts, 179 

Huybertsz, 31 J 
fHuybertszen, 88, 89, 
I 95, 98, 99, 153, 180 

Huygen, 84 

Huygens, 84 

Huvsen, 154 

Hvatt, 83 

H5"bon, 180 

Hyer. 36, 101 

Hyslop, 118 

Ircoman, 90 
Idens, 175 
Ingoldesby, i, 2 
Innes, 7 
Ionas, 34 
Irvin, 82 
Irving. 126 
Isaackszen, 155 

Jackson, 159 
Jacobs, 29, 84, 87, 89 
90, 91, 93, 95, 98, 99 

154, 175, 177, 178 
180, 181 

Jacobsz, 29, 95 

Jacobszen, 28, 32, 34, 
84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90. 
92, 93. 94, 95, 96, 97' 
98, 99, 149, 150, 152, 

155. »75, 176, 170. 
180, 181 

Jaepje, in 
Jaket, 154 
James, 109 
Jamison, 81, "168, 171, 

r '" 
Jannet, 172 

Jan 28 

Jan. , 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 69, 70, 84, 86, 87, 
88, 89. g 2 , 93, 94, 95, 
96, 97, 98, 99, 148, 
149, 150, '5 1 - '52- 
153, 154, '55, 158, 
175, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182 

Jansen, m 

Janszen, 28. 2g, 30, 31, 
32, 33, 34, 84, 83, 86, 
87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 

93, 94, 95, 9°, 97, 98, 
99, 148, 149, 150, 151, 

152, 153, '54, 155, 
175, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182 

Jaspers, 178, 182 

Jaspyn, 153 

Jauocey, 118 

Jiy, 117, 160, 168, 169, 

I70, I7» ^L 

Jeman, 68 

Jemszen. 176 

Jesup, 167 

Jewell, ,74 

Jewett. 1 12 

Jeuriaens, 35, qg, 151, 

180, 182 
Jeurgien, 28, 178 
Jillis, 90, i 79 , 1 77 
Jochsms, 33 , 85, 88, 89, 

Jocbemszen, 84. 93, g4, 

96, 98 148, 151, 155, 

176, ib.. 
Joels, 96 
John, 146 
Johnson, 5, 14,15,17,55, 

82, 83, 116 119, 123, 

139, 140, I I, 195 _■_ 
Johnsston, 172, 195 
Johnston, 72, :oo, 106, 

in, 16c, -OS, 171, 

172, 183, l£g 

Johnston" :;■*, 173, 180 
Jorazy, 150 

Jons. 28, 29, 3f, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, £t, 92, 94, 

96, 97, 99, - 5 l', 152, 

'S3, 155, 176, 177, 

178, 180, 181 
Jonszen, 29. 3., 3 ,, 32 , 

85, 90, 94 ,c , q 6, ,.,8. 

J5 1 , '53 
Jonas, 29, 32, i 
Jones, 81, 104, ^'e 

Joosten, 86, 9s 

Joostens, gt 
I Jorgen, 28 

1 Jsacszen, 179 
Judson, 190 

Kalder, 87 

Kane, 196 

Kant, 31 


Kay, i 

Kayker, 31 

KelTyn, 181 

Kelley, 35, 100 , 42 

Kemble, 71, 75 ,,?, 


Kennedy, 35, 

Keny >n, 40 

Kermer, 181 

Ketchum. n 7 , - 2 i 

Keur, 73, 7S , rf 

Kever, 84 

Keyser, 9c _>i,r,, , 

Keyt, 11 

Kidder, no 

Kief, 28, 3-) 

Kieft, 28, ,1, , , 

84, 85, 86, 8 8 .; 9 , 
124, see Kief. 

Kier, 94 

Kierctede, 28, 30, : 32, 
34, 84, 85, 86, 8 89, 
96, 181 

Kiersteede, 70 

Kilby, 159 

King, no, 116, ii7,"i}o 

Kinge, 184 

Kingsland, 108 

Kip, 78, 89. 91, o- 43, 
95, 97, 150, 151 -52, 
154, 15b, 177, .78, 

179, l£u, 181, *S2 
Kips, 05, 176 
Kirck, 29 
Kirkwood, 37 

Index to Names. 


Kirton, 166 
Kittle, i 74 
Klinckliatuer, 89 
Klock 151 
Knox. 162 
Koerten, 93 
Kooc : -c, 29, 86 
Koopnians, 93 
Koos , 29, 87 
Kornen, 97 
Kr'ieckenbeeck, 99 
'\uvper, 93 
Kuvpers, 92, 162, 167 
Kuyter, 31 

Labette, 155 
La C >ste, n 
La layette, 134, 135, 136, 

139, 196 
Laing, 15 
Lake, Si 
Lakes, 153 
Lamberts, 91, 148, 177, 

Lambertsz, 32 
Larnbertszen, 149, 150, 

152. 176, 180 
I ameter, 165 — ■ . 
Lane, 21, 172 
Langestraet, 179 
Langhad, 101 
Lansgh, 68 
Lansing, 77 
Larie, 84 
Larkin, 2 
Lasselyn, 29 
Lashar, 185 
Las>hiir, ? 37, 183 

. 17 V 


177, 179, 181 
re'itszen, 151, 152 
re iszen, 32, 90, 175, 

1 ; , 1 79, 181 

'e=. 87 

1 ! ;e, 8, 11, 14, 21, 
35, 40, 100, 104, 107, 
in, 117, 183, 189 
/tin, 10 
,ki:, 163 
V craft, 184 
lert, 33 
e, /.6, 1 
'., 08 

lerts, 28, 30, 95, 
^5, 178, 180 
dertsz, 56 
dertszen,2g, 90,91, 
12, 93, 96, 97, 98, 
49. ISO, 151, 154, 
155, 179, 180 
> liven, 86, 87 
; Vaey, 99 


;et, 187 

1 (iraet, 99 

■ ner, 1, 4, 6, 174 
ox, 117 

inox, 119 

nt, 131 
e Roy, 116, 117, 119 
eunens, 154 

lining, 182 

antus, 177 
iverett, 79, 80 
»ycraft, 101 
t ydecker, 148 
ffes, 04 
ievens, 32, 86, 88, 8< 

9°, 9 1 - 93, 95, 99 
iewen; "5 
■inco) •• /, 137 

Linkleter, 185 

Linsley, 160 

Lisco, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96. 

150, 151 
Liscomb, 37 
Liacumb, 102 
Lisko, 97 
Livingston, 25, 36, 37 

55, 7 2 > 75, 7 6 , IO ° 
101, 102, 114, 116, 
117, 119, 124, 128, 
129, 132, 135, 162. 
167, 184, 185, 186 

Livingstone, 15 

Lloyd, 14, 17 
Lockwood, 78, 80, 185 

Lodowycks, 152 

Lodewyckszen, 88 

Lodewyx, 180 

Lot's, 85 

London, 89 

Long, 142 

Longbotham, 24 

Lons, 152 

Loockermans, 30, 31, 
3 2 , 33, 34, 6 9- 71, 74^ 
84, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93. 
96. 97, 98, 99, 148, 
152, 155, 176, 178, 
180, 182 

Loomis, 42, 46, 160 

Looper, 92 

Loper, 95 

Lord, 121 

Loret, 178 

Lossing, 76, 159 

Loumans, 152 

Louwerus, 153 

Lovett, 77 

Low, 116, 141 

Lower, 50, 51, 52, 53 

Lubberts, 33, 87, 95, 99, 
148, 150, 17s, 180, 
181, 196 

Lubbertszen, 87, 93, 96, 
148, 152, 175, 177, 
180, 181 

Lube, 176 

Lucas, 178 

Lucaszen, qi, 67 

Luck, 86 

Lucretie, 88 

Ludo'f, 29 

LudoKs, 28 

Ludlow, lit 140 

Lue.~, 177 

Liipolt, 50 

Lutwidge, 100 

Luurszen, 94 

Lu vers, 92 

Lydecker, 154 

Lydeckers, 182 

Lydius, 3, 4, 74 

Lynn, 45, 183 

Lyntie, 95 

Lyon, 104 

Lyons, 10 

Mactain, 44, 158 
Mack Cain, 174 
Macomb, 117 
Macomber, 160 
Maens, 151 
Magnes, 102 
Malcolm, ji 
Malibran, 118 
Man, 188 
Mandeville, 80 
Mans, 29, 31, 32, 87, 88, 
89, 91, 94, 96, 97,98, 

99, 149,150, 151, 15 , 
175, 180 
Mansvelt, 07 

175, '77, 


Marcus, 96 
Margen, 178 
Martens. 150 
Margeson, 35, 37 
Maorius, 94, 97, 179 
Marlje, 154 
Marsh, 2 
Marston, 169, 172 
Marten, 183 
Martens, 28, 30, 31 
Martenszen, 29, 85, 94 

95, 98, 150, 154, 177 
Martin, 40, 55, 174 
Martyn, 95, 99 
Martyns, 152 
Mary'ns, 88 
Maskop, 154. 

Mason, 19 
Mast. 84, 171 
Maste, 34 
Masters, 103 
Maston, 95, 149 
Mat. 96 
Mather, 46 
Mathews, 82, 119 
Mats, 94 
Matthys, 153 
Matthyszen, 96, 
Mattysen, 165 
Maurice, 88 
Mauritszen, 92 
Maxwell, 117, 119, 121 

132, 133 
McAlpine, 15 
McCall, 191 
McCartee, 46 
Mc^loskey, 164 
McClure, 80, 8i 
McCombs, 184 
McCoun, 19 _ 
McCoy 183 
McCurdy, 46 
McDaniel, 35 
McDonald, 159 
McDugall, 37 
McEvers, 116 
McGinnis, u 
McGregor, 72 
Mcintosh, 68, 112 
McKay, 114, 190 
McKermey, 141 
McLean, 115, 119 
McNeil, 101 
McNight, 37 
McQuin, 183 
McV r ickar, 121 
Megapolensis, 94, 96, 

152, 154, 181 
Melhuish, 147' 
Meloy, 195 
Merritt, 48 
Mesen, 96 
Metselaer, 31, 84 
Meynders, 178 
Meynderszen, 150 
Me^nderts, 28, 148, 175 
Mevndertsz, 33 
Meyning, 182 
Meynje, 98 
Michiel, 152 
Michielszen, 181 
Middagh, 158 
Mil, 177 
Millard, 112 
Miller, 22 
Millington, 52 
Minor, 79 
Minturn, 45, 196 
Miscaer, 91 
M itchell, 17, 119 
Mitfcrt - 
Mi- .1.6 

Moer, 85 

Mojer, 97 

Mol, 182 

Moll, 92 

Molenaer, 32, 84 

Molenq jrs, 93 

Molinai, 6 

Molyn, 30, 33, 34, 85, 

88, 151 
Molyns, 92, 93, 95, 155, 

Monroe, 46 
Montagne, 92 
Montagnie, 154 
Montague, 43 
Montfoort, 32, 33, 84 

86, 87, 91, 99, 176 
Montgomery, 125 
Montour, 133 
Moody, 135 
Moore, 6, 7, 119, 161 
More, 81 

Morgan, 51, 52, 129 
Morgen, 96 s 

Morgens, 94, 96, 149 
Morgeres, 152 
Morou, 180 
Morrell, 183 
Morse, 77, 195 
Morris, 21, 57, 111, 146, 

160, 170, 174, 191 
Morrison, 77 
Morton, 100,117, 183 
Moses, 129 
Mosgro, 96 
Mott, 93, 97, 187 
Motteville, 147 
Moule, 52 
Muirson, 16, 23 
Muller, 151 
Munro, 170, 171 
Munroe, 114 
Munscll, 60, 160, 193, 

*, I95 
Murray, 187 
Muytiens, 93 
Myer, 35 
Mynje, 98 

Nanfan, 2, 4, 6 
Nagel, 87 
Nagels, 179 
Nannincks, 91, 99 
Napier, 145 
Neevius, 98, v t j 
Nefius, 158 
Neilson, 119 
Nelson, 46, 80, 117 
Nes, 99 
Neuton, 175 
Neutelaer, 92 
Nevius, 153, 154, 15S, 

Newell, 79 
Newkirk, 108 
Newland, 112 
Newman, 77 
I Newto'i, 16 
I Nicolas, 52 
Nichol, 52 
I Nicklos, 68 
Niolaes, 8* 
i Nicolaeszen, 32, 84, 88 , 
Nicoll, 74, 158 
\ichols, 9, 48 
iViesen, 178 
Noah, 119 
Noble, 20, 52 
Noel, 36, 102 
Noell,' 7 

Noorinan, 28, 30, 31, 32, 
88,89, '51 
' -8 


Index to Names. 

\<>u. 162 


N'uton, 90, 99, 148, 

s , 90 

N'uvielle, 87 
Nuyting, 91, q 1 
N listings, 99 
Nuvtoiis, 175 

l, 30, 84, 87, 88, 
1, 15 2 
Nyters, 92 

O'Callaghan, x, 168 

Odell, 174 

Ogden, 35, 100, 117, 1 1), 

Ogilvie, 3, 37 

Oglebie, 174 

Oglevie, 174 

O'llara, 137 

Olofs, I ; ■ , I 

Oly, 170 

( huierdonk, 13 

Oaderhyll, 28 

Op Dvck. 86, 95, 181 

Opdyck, 87 

Op Ten Dyck, 84 

Opten Dyck, 32, 33, 34 

Orzy, 89 

Osborne, 82 

Parish, 143 

Parker, 48. 73, 82, 173, 

:is, 3Q, 114 

Packwood, 65 
Paine, 112, 144 
Paissall, 39 

P.iket, 99 

Palmer, 10S 
Pangbnrne, 174 
Paradys, 155 
Parmelee, 123 

Parsell, 1S4 
Parsons, 144, 195 
Patrick, 32 

Patterson, 43, 76, no, 

1S3, 184 
Pa ulus, 33, 86, 91, 93 
Paulusz, 51, 34 

Pauluszen, 30, 88, 89, 
90, 92, 119, 150. 155, 
176, 177, 178 

Pearsall, 104, 116, iSS, 

Pearson, 43, 62 

Peeck, 97, 99, t ,, 151, 
175. 177. 178, 

e, 160 
Peirce, 160 

Pelletreau, 43, 157 
Pels, 97 
Penney, 14 

Perceval, 55 
Perkins, n, 195 
Perry, 141 
Pet< 1 

Petrasancta, 56 
Pettinger, 37 
Phanix, 36 
Pharenton, 86 
Phelps, 142 
Philippe, 84, 88 
Philips, 31, 32, 33, 34. 

S4, 00, 95, 140 
Phillipse, see 

Philipse, 3, 71, in, 168, 

Philiyszen, 99, 154 

Pias, 33 

Pieche, 84 

Pierrepont, 55 

Pierson, 157, 159 

Piesse, 85 

Pieters, 28, 29, 30, 31, 
3 2 , 33, 34,84. 85,87, 
92, 93. 95, 97, 99, 
148, 149, '52, 153, 
15S, 175, 176, 177, 
178, 179, 181 

Pietersze, 29 

Pietersz, 2g, 31, 33, 84, 

Pieterszen, 29, 30, 31, 

i, 34,84, 85, 86, 

87, 8S, 89, 91, 92,93, 

94, 95,96, 97, 98,99, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 
152, 153, 175, 176, 
177, 178, 180, 181, 

Pikes, 179, 180 
Pilms, 92 
Pinckney, 191 
Pinnoy, 30 
Pinnoyer, 30 
Pinnier, 85 
Pittengar, 183 
Planche, 50, 52, 53, 54 
Planck, 28, 31, 32, 34, 
84,86, 87, 88, 89,92, 

95, 148, 151, 176, 177 
Plancke, 30 
Plancken, 28, 30 
Planters, 07 

76, 77 
Platneus, 31 
Plavfair, 52 
Pluvier, in, 182 
Polet, 182 
Poraer, 150 
Poor, 128, 129, 130, 131, 

'3 2 , '35 
Poos, 87, 89 
Porter, 14 
Portugies, 30, 33, 86, 

89, 15' 
Pos, 151 
Post, 117, 180 
Potter, 46, 151, 158, 164 
Potters, 151, 158 
Polts, 4s, 109, 159, 190 
Powel, 105 
Powers, 112 
Preble, 109 
Ptemye, 28 
Prentice, 160 
Prentiss, 81, 82, 160 
Preson,see Pierson. 
Price, 117 
Pricbard, 14 
Prie, 154, 155 
Price, 178 
Prince, 105, 145 
Prins, 98 
Proal, 78 
Provoost, 28, 29, 86,87, 

89, 90, 92, 96, 151, 

1 76 
Pnmpelly, 23 
Pumlerson, 24 
Purple. 1 j2 
Pya, 31, 34 
Pve, 2S, 32, 64, 68 
Pylen, 33 

RadclifT. 78 
Rademaec!? r , 155 
tnsay, 23 

Randal, 184 

Ransha, 101 

Rapalje, 91, 92, 95, 99, 
150, 155 

Rappalje, 29, 30, 32, 33, 
34, 86, 87, 88, 90,181 

Ratsen, 32 

Ray, 116, 117 

Raynor, 83 

Read, 23 

Reber, 92 

Rednor, 68 

Rederhas, 30, 33, 34 

Redderhas, 32 

Reed, 109 

Reegood, 91 

Rees, 9 

Reichel, 194 

Reillv, 6 

Renshaw, 183 

Reus, 95 

Reyniers, 31, 84 

Reynierszen, 31,90 

Reynolds, 10 

Reynouts, 155, 178 

Reynoutszen, 155, 177, 
17-5, 182 

Rhinelander, 116 

Rhodes, n, 1 in 

Richard, 4, 118 

Richardson, 141, 143 

Richarts, 84 

Richey, 37, 183, 1S6 

Richmond, 195 

Ricker, 57 

Ricketts, 72 

Ridge, 44 

Riedesel, 64 

■Riemers, 180 

Riggs, 117 

Ringland, 143 

Ringo, 91 

Ritzema, 127 

Ritzma, 83 

Robards, 41 

Robbins, 82, 105 

Robinson, 40, 57, 115 

Rochattnbeau, 137 

Rochester, 11 

Rockwell, 42, 145 

Rodenburg, 92, 179,180 

Rodolts, 28 

Rodolphus, 71 

Roe, 80 

Roelants/.j::, u 

Roeleu, ■ 76 

Roe'<fezen, 33, 1 4 

R< lofs, 28, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 91, 93, 148, 149, 
x 55, X7/, J 8o, 181 

Roelofszen, 29, 32, 151 

Rogen, 86, 87 

Rogers, 117, 160, 195 

Romine, 37, 183 

Ronimen, 182 

Ronalds, 195 

Ros, 56 

Roseboom, 4 

Rosen, 29 

Rosiljel, 182 

Roolant, 30 

Roos, 32, 153, 154, 177 

Rotterdam, 7; 

Rou, 6 

Roulofs, 31 

Rous. 28, 30 

Rounsevill, 160 

Rowe, 46 
s, 86 

Rove, 30 

R jiishaw, 101 

P'is, 85 

Russell, o 47, 139 

Rutgers. 1 ig 
Rutnerfurd, 1 
Ruts, ; 

Rutzen, 165, 1 
Ruwarts, 99 
Ruwartszen, 151 
Ruyter, 85 
Ryck, 29, 34, 89 
Rycke, 92, 96, 151 
Rycken, 155 
Rvker, 102 
Rynard, 68 

Sab ins, 96 
Saffe, 155 
Safford, 144 
Salisbury, 14, 79 
Salomons, 179 
Samlam, 97 
Sampson, 117 
Samuels, 177 
Sandarson, 100 
Sanders, 30, 85, 155 
Sanderts, 89 
Sandertszen, 34 
Sandersen, 89 
Sandei \ ■ 
Sands, 77 
Savage, 46 
Sayre, 9 
Schammil, 136 
Schandelaer, 30 
S, it;, v, 88 
Schellinger, 151, 155, 

Schepmoes, 31, 34, 8s. 

86, 88. oj. 98. 

152, 182 
Schermerhorn, i 

Scheuwen, 182 
Schmidt, 19 
Schouten, 29 
Schraey, 28 

Schrick, 98, 150 
Schrvvers. 99, 1 51, 

153, '7 6 
Schurenberg, 30 
Schnt, 31 
Schuyler, 1. 4, s, 22. 

60, 70, 71, 7: . -4. 

109, 1 10, 1 1.1 • 
Scott, i2, 172 
Scarle, 119 
Seaton, 1 19 
Sebage, 97 

en, 86 
Sebyns, 181 
Seckels, 36 
Sel, 178 
Selden, 22 
Selover, 33, 37, 183 
Selyns, 26 
Sergiant, 94 
Sering, 188 
Sert, 33 
Servoss, 160 
Seth, 33 
Setten, 180 
Seton, 55 

Seward, 10, 112, 174 
Seymour, 141, 143, 1^1 
Shanks, 1 
Sharpless, 189 
Shaw, 185 
Snearar, 185 

Index to Names. 


Shearwood, 100 
She*field, 160 
She den, 36, 116, 160 
Sheiley, 160 
Shepherd, 135 
Sh;; man, 46 
Shoemaker, 38 
Shocwell, 41, 186 
Shourt, 185 
"Sibout, 32 
• Sibouts, 90 
Sibits, 94 
Mcliem, 99 
Sickels, 185 
Siecken, 177 
Sigcurney, 195 
Sihoutszen, 154 
Sill. 195 

Simons, 29, 30, 31, 32 
36, 88, 90, 91, 93, 94 
95, 97, 98, 99, '49 
'52, 155, 176, 177 
[79, 181 
Simmszen, 96, 150 
Simonton, 35 

son, 22, 121 
Sims, 145 
Simson, 177 
.sip, 109 
Skinner, 72 
Slagbooms, , 
r, 81 
e, 174 
Sliddil, 117 
Slingesby, 102 
SloeK 94 
Slosson 117 
Sloughter, 1 
Sluv'o '?■/. :3r. 
, 174 

nan, 89, 93, 179 
man, 95 
t, 29 

31, 84. 87, 88, 
79i 181 

'7, i'l. 23, 35, 

• ,5. 57, 79, 83, 

01 109, 115, 126, 

6°, T 73, J 75, 183, 

84, 19s 

. .lett, 1 1 

Iter, 29, 91 

■ i", 31 
ler, 85, 89, 93, 

:rken, 84. 85 

-rtszen, 89 
-nVers, 92 

r. 151 
Soni, 98 

■ 97 
JSpcar, 7^, 

Spencer, 42, 135, 186 
•I'ar!:, 1 

starkweather, 47 

JEtam, 149 

St. Anthony, 28, 29 

'itedman, 46 

: ■ j5 
;?leen, 29, 30 
''> teen dam. 148, 152, 153, 

7'1 , 1 8 I 

Itee iv» \<:k , 182 
stem Wits, 153 
>teman, 96 
itemnieling, 91 
Stephens, 92 

Stephenszen, 34, 84, 8i 

149, 152, 154, 179 
Starhnt;, 21 
Steuben, 136, 138 
1 Stevens, n, 19, 116 
Stevenson, 116, 126 
Stewart, 135, 183, :86 
Steyle, 85 
Steylen, 86 
Steymetz, 94 
Steyn, 99 
Steynmetsen, 177 
Steynmits, 91 
Stevnwits, 150 
Still, 92 
Stillen, S7 
Stillewel, 96 
Stilwel, 88 
Stilwell, 151 
Stitt, 26 
St. I.eger, 128 
Stockwell, 128 
StofFels, 95 
Stoffelszen, 30, 85, 88 

95, 150, 181 
Stokes, 8 
Stone, 195 

Storn, 76 «,*-* ft N\ 
Story, 180 
Stougen, 33 
Stout, 77 1 

Stoutenburg, 93, 97, 148 

_ »5i, 153, '77, '79 

Stott, 36 

Stow, 11 

Straet, 89 

Strafele, 30 

Strong, 19, 79, 118, 104 

Strycker, r 5 8, 180 

Stryckers, 154, 155 

St. Thome, 85 

St. Thorns. 32 

Stuart, 16, 109 

Sturdiva n 

Stuyvesant, 69, 70, 89. 
90, 92, 96, 97, 124, 
150, 156, 162, 168, 
169, 179, 182 

Stwart, 37, 100 

Suffern, 77 

Sullivan, 131, 1 ;2 , 134 

Sutton, no, 159 w 
Suydam, 117 
Snyder, 32, 33 
Suycker, 30, 31 
Suyderken, 28 
Swaen, r.51, 176, 177 
Swaens, 155 
Swaert, 153 
S warmer, 29 
Swart, 32, 89, 94 
Swartinne, 84, 88 
Swan out, 116 
Swartwout, 108 
Sweeren, 175, 181 
Swift, 135, 146, 160 
Switser, 32, 89 
Switz, 165 
Switzart, 149, 150 
Sybants, 85 
Sybenszen, 98 
Sybrands, 176 
Syboutszen, 152, 181 
Symes, 1, 2, 3, 4 


Tades, 95 
Tu'lis, 152 
Talbot, 45. 54. 119 
Tamboer, 84. 91,97,179, 

Tambour, 86 

Tarazon, 152 
Taylor, 14, 35, 37, 101, 
112, 123, 141, 146, 
159, 1S3, 184, 185 
1 elier, 71, 97 
Temple, 160 
Ten Eyck, 5, 97, 148, 
J 49, 153, '54- 176, 
178, 179, 1S0, 181,182 
Tenney, 140 
Ten VVaert, 95, 149 
Ter Haer, 151 
Ter Heyken, 30 
Ter Neu<~, 98, 151, 153 
Teroyken, 31 
Ter Oyken, 29, 84, 83, 

Ter Oykeas, 32 
Teunis, 29, 31, 154, i 7 6, 

Teuniszen, 94, 96, 98, 
_, J 54 
Thayer, 139 
Theunis, 28, 29, 31, 85, 
'49, i5 2 , 177, 181, 
Theuniszen, 30, 8g, 90, 

149, 177, 181, 182 
Thomas, n, 28, 29, 32, 
33, 34, 84, 85, 86, 87, 
91, J82 
Thomasz, 31 
Tliomaszen, 29, 84, 98, 

148, 150 
Thoines, 28 

Thompson, 47, 100, 173 
Thorisen, 34 
Thorn, 40, 147 
Thorne, 20, ni 
Thorp, 159 
Thouser, 86 
Thoussen, 85 
J'huyt, 98 
Thy mens, 29, 32,33,85, 

86, 88 
Thymes, 30 
Thys, 31,33, 34 
Thyssen, 95, 97 , i 7 s, 

1 So 
Thyssens, 149 
Thyszen, 148, 152 
Tibbetts, 160 
Tibbits, 22, 23 
Tienhoven, 28, 33, 34, 

Tilly, 68 
Tilton, 184 
Titus, 20, 105 
Tjercks, 91, 152 
Toe, 178 
Tonneman, 180 
Torregon, 180 
Tourtellot, Si 
Towner, no 
Townsend, 20 
Towt, 36, 101, 185 
Trasele, 29 
Trent, 172 
Trico, 31, 88 
Tripp, 22 
Trisonne, 99 
Trommels, 97, 180 
Trompetter, 33 
Trompetters, 152, 154 ] 
Troub, 116 
Trow, 194 
Trumbull, 160 
Tryon, 125 
Tubbing, 95 
Tunstall, 24 
Turck, 34 
Turville, 54 
Tuttle, no, 195 

Twillarts, 153 

Tye, 166 

Tylee, 191 

Tyhnens, 96, 97, 14S ,152, 

„ 1 55l J 78 

J ysz, 1S1 
Tyszen, 180 

Udall, 79 

Qnderhill, 38, 102, 105, 

106, 182 
Ustick, 45 
tJyt ten Bosch. 93 

V'aen, 151 

V ail, 20, 22 

Valkenburgh, 34 

Valentine, 44 

Van Aerden, 89 

Van Alcmaer, 33, 86, 

Van Aldenburgh, 28 

Van Amsterd, 91 

Van Amsterdam, 91 

Van Angelo, 29 

Van Angola, 29, 30, 31, 
32, 33, 84, 85, 86,87, 
88, 89, 91, 93, 95, 

Van Angolo, 97 
Van Anthony, 84 
Van Baren, 99 
Van Beeck, 154. 155 
Van Beeckei ,149 
Van Boertang, 153 
Van Bommel, 181, 182 
Van Boisum,32, 91, 97, 

151, 176 
Van Kossiim, 28 
Van Boxtel, 175, 180 
Van Breedstei 
Van Brestede 
Van Breestede, 91, 95, 

Van Bremen, 34 
Van Brug, 33 ; 87, 148, 

149- '5°, 151, *ee 

/ erbrugge. 
Van Brugge, 94 
\ an Buren, 195 
Van Buskirk, 109 
Van Kuuren, 180 
Van Camp, 28, 29, 32, 

33, 85, 87, 88, 90 

\ an Campen, 96, 99, 

149, 152 
V. Criecken Beeck, 182 
Van Cortlandt, 70, 71, 

74, 75, 123, 156, 168, 

172, see I an Courlt, 
• burlant, !\in 

Coitrtlandt, I an 

Courtlant, Van 

Van 1 ^uit, 29 
Van Cou riant, 30 
Van Courtlandt, 96 
Van Courtlant, 33, 34, 

85, 86, 87, 92, 93, 

14S, 151 
Van Courtlt, 31, 32, ^3, 

34, 84, S5, 86, 87, 88, 

97, '54, 

155, 17". 178, 179, 


Van' ouwenhoven, 9 •. 

98, in, 151, 152, 155,1 

\ an ( urlaer, 28, 29, 30, 

Van de Berg, 88 
Van de Bildt, 97 


Index to Names. 

Van de Bogardt, 31 
Van de Caep,96 
Van de Camp, 89 
Van den Berg, 90, 136, 
Vanden Enden, 89 
Van den Ham, 86, 154 
Van <le Vin, 182 
Van de Water, 30, 70. 
in, 180 

1 Arck, 154 
Van der Beeck, 90, 92, 
93, 95, x 4 8 , I S»i *5°i 
i75. J 77 
Van der Burg, 96 
Van der Grift, 149 
\'an der Grist, 91, 154, 

155, 180 
Van der Groest, 180 
Van der Ham, 149, *7 8 
Van der Linden, 180 
Vanderlipstradt, 153 
Van der Neut, 153 
Vander Oykens, 28,29, 
Van der Sluys, 153 
Vander Spiegel, 156 
Van (ier Veen, 97, 148, 

Van der Veer, 155, *7 8 
Van der Vin, 179 
Van der Voort, 95, 150, 
Van der Vorst, 150, 152 
Van Der Wei, 88 
Van diepen, 179 
Van Diepenbroeck,93, 

98, i53 
Van Ditmarsen, 91 
Van Doesburg, 176 
Van Donck, 181 
Van Diiesen, 75 
Van Dusenberg, 84 
Van duisbei ■ 
Van Dyck, 29, 31, 33, 

89, 91,92,94, 95, !54> 

175, 176, 181 
Van liipendam, 88, 94 
Van Elsland, 156 
Van Elslandt, 85, 87,98 
\'an Elslant, 31, 33, 34, 

Embden, 91 
Van Kncnusyen, 34 
Van Geel, V 7 
Van « i-eldar, 37, 102 
Van Gerwen, 178 
Van Groen ; 151 
\'an Groeningen, 90 
Van Haerlem, 87, 90 
Van Hoboken, 178, 182 
Van Uoogevelt. 
Van Hoogten 
Van Horn, 35, 109, 117, 

169, 174 
Van Houten, 92 
Van Husen, 33, 87 
Van Huvbeu, 29 

in lipendam, 89, 92, 


Van Imbroeck, 154- 

175, '77 , 
Van Inbroeck, 155, ! 75 
Van Ingen, 68 
Van Iselsteyn, 154 

Kamp, 28 
Van Karapen, 93 
Van Kicrstede, 87, 149, 

Van Langevelt, 180 
V. Lenneps, 182 
Van Leuven. 14S 
Van Lipstadt, 176 
Van Lochem, iq 
Van Mans\ I 

Van Naerden, 34, 9 1 , 
149, 152, x 53, x 77, 

Van Nes, 91, 97 
Van Neste,i50 
Van Noortstrant, 30 
Van Oldens, 34 
Van Oldenburgh 


3', 34 , 

Van Oldenzeel, 152 
Van 1000 bergen, 86, 

see Van duisberg 

Van Osdall, 100, 186 
Van Oosterhout, 153, 

Van Rensselaer, 18,21, 

63, 64, 71, 7 2 , 75, 

126, 191 
Van Ripen, 109 
Van Rommen, 182 
Van Rosenvelt, 98,152 
Van Rotterdam, 29, 30, 

33 „ 
Van Ruyven, 154, 177 
VanSchaack, 71 
Van Schaick, 135 
V. Schaick, 180 
Van Schalckwyck, 148 
Van Slechtenbor-.t, 71, 

72, 176 
Van Sickland, 174 
Van Spangien, 149 
Van St. Cubis, 93 
Van St. Obyn, 150, 154, 

180, 181 
Van St. Ubus, 97 
Van Swanevelt. 155 
Van Tie ihoven, 30, 32, 

. 90, 92, 94, 9 6 > 
97 , 98, 148, 150, J5 1 , 
1 53, 177, J 79 
r Yan 1 wilier, 74 
Van Utrecht, 175 
Van Uytrecht, 97 
Van Valckenburg, 88, 

Vienzan, 175 
.Vigne, 30 
Villefranc, 135 
Vincent, 86,95,178,180, 

181, 182 
Viney, 28 
Vinge, 29, 90, 92, 94, 95, 

148, 151, 153, J 55, 

177, 178, 179 
Visch, 152 
Volckerszen, 91 
Volckertszen, 30, 32, 

86, 94, 96, *5*i J 5 2 , 

Volkertszen, 34 
Vouch, 137 
Vredius, 54 
Vreeland, 109 
Vynen,3o, 31, 32, 33,34, 

Van Vechten, 73 
Van Veen, 14?', '55, "7" 
Van Vlissingen, 34 
Van Vorst, 109 
Van Wageneu, 109 
Van Werckhoveu, 99, 

Van Winkle, 109 
Van Wyck, 77, I2 6 
Van VselsteV-n, 182 
Varian, 36, 37, • 
\'arlant, 70 
Varrevanger, 179 
Vastrick, 90 
Vaughton, 174 
Veenen, 28 
! Velthuvsen, 179, l8z 
Ver Beeck, 83, 91 
Verbrugge, 9', 92, 97, 
99, 180 

Verdon, 175 
Verdonck, 99 


Verian, 184 

Verleth, 95, 97, 9 8 , 99, 
.,53, 154, '75, '79, 

Vernier, 148, *7 8 

Vcrnufl, 91 

Verplanck, 4, 45, 7 1 

Verrivanger, 148 

Vessie, 94 

Vesey, 6, 172 

Vestius, 151 

Vidette, 182 

Wacker, 101 
Waddell, 160 
Waeckers, 178 
Wael, 96 
Waels, 176 
Wainwright, 121 
Wait, 46 
Waker, 32 
Waldron, 179, 181 
Wale, 152 
Walengs, 177 
Waling, 150 
Walings, 95, 175 
Walis, 149 
Walker, 184, 195 
Walsh, 70 
Walters, 2 
Walton, in, 173, '74 
Walworth, 47 
Wantenaer, 95, 96, x 5°, 

152, see Corn. 
Ward, 112 
Warnerts, 178 
Warren, 72. 
Washington, 109, 112, 
127, 128, 131, 136, 
137, 138 

Wassells, 159 

Waterman, 81, 162 ' 

Waters, 13, 80 

Wathens, 160 

W .1 ikmson, 160 

Watkyn, S4 

Watson, 118 

Watts, 119, 14 6 , l6 3 

Way, 41 

Weaver, 100, 160 

Webb, 126 

Webber, 32 

W r ebster, 102 

Weeks, 190 

Weems, 2 

Weisenfels, 127 

Welch, 82 

Weld, iS 

Welert. 33, 84, 86, 87, 89 

Welles, 24, 76, 78, 118, 

AVclls, 117 
Werckhoven, 151 
Werdon, 195 
Wesens. 2S 
Wesert, 84 
,, 150 
I Wessels, 4,152, 154, T 5 6 
159, 176, 177, 1 7 s 

i79 , 

Wesselszen, 175, 176 
V\'est, 16 

Westercamp, 32, 34, 8 4 
I 90 

Wheeler, 46, 78, 79 
White, 18, 19, 35^4",, 77, 
160, 168, 170, 171, 
185, 186 
Whitehead, 146, 160. 

Whitmore, 52, 53 
Whittlesey, 195 
W r ick, 148 
Wicks, 96 
Wiggins, 13 
Wigham, 21 
Wightman, no 
Wildbore, 1 
Wilkes, 116, 119 
Wilkie, 82 * 
Wilkins, 117 
Wilkinson, ^129, 130 
Willems, 28, 29, 9;. 94, 
99,148, 154, '75 180. 
W T illemse, m 
Willemsz, 90 
Willemszen, 30, 31, 33, 
85, 90, 91, 92, 95, 94- 
97, 98, 148, iSfc «S3 
175, i77, l82 
Willett, 128 
Willey, 46 
Williams, 77, ia8 . M 6 

160, 174 
Willing, 180 
Willitts, 105 
Willson, 174 
Wilt, 34 
Wiltsie, 83 
W'mrield, 108 
W'inthrop, -4, '* 6 
Wit 148, 15" 
Woal, i' - 
Wolffe, 162 
I Wolfertszen, 
84, 86, 90, 91. 
94, 9°, 97- 
151, 152, 153 

Wollewever, 95 

Wol ey, 7 
Wolpnerts, 28, 29 
Wolphertszen, 2b 
Wolpherttz, 28 
Wolsie, 91 
Wolsy, 94, 99, Mi 
Wood, nr. 1 14. 1 
Woodhull, 57 
Woodruff, 195 
Woods, 46 
Woodward, 4 



W'oolsey, 12, 7 U '3 r 


Wouters, 87,90,9. if 

Wouterszen, 33, 

93, 96, 99 
Woutertszen, [I 
Wright, . 

no, i£o, >C7, 1S8 
W vatt, 24 
W Vck, 89 
Wvliey, 100 
Wynkoop, 127 
Wyse, 141 

Yde Waert, 178 
Young. 100, 102, tijfi 

Youngs, 19 
Yselsteyn. 94 

Zibolts, 90 
Zymeester, 32 


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volution, and the period of the Confederation down to the adoption of the Constitution of 
1789 (12 bound volumes) ; Journal ol the Proceedings of the Ninetieth Convention of the 
Prot, Kpis. Church in the Diocese of N. Y. (pamphlet) ; In memoriam: Proceedings of the 
Bar of New York on death of Marshall S. Bidwell ; Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, March 
12. 1 374, containing sketch of the life ot Millard Fil mote. 

From Essex institute, Salem, Mass.: — Bulletin of the Essex Institute, Vol. 5, Nos. 9 and 10. 

From Rev Henry M. Field. New York City :— "The Family of Rev. David Dudley Field, 
• D.D.," of Stockbridge, Mass. (Privately printed, i860.) 

From Edward H. Fletcher, New York City : — Fletcher Genealogy : An account of the Descend- 
ants of Robert Fletcher, of Concord. Mass. (By the donor.) 

From IY. P. Garrison. New York City: — Constitution and By-laws of the New England Society 
of Orange, New Jersey. 1873. (Pamphlet.) 

From Da-rid Parsons Helton, New York Citj : -The " Congregationalist " (newspaper) of Jan. 
29, 874, containing obituary notice of Professor J. T. Holton. 

From "j lepk Jackson Howard, Kent, England : — " Miscellanea Geneilogica et Heraldica " for 
No\ ember and December, 1873, and January. 1874. 

From Edmund A bdy Hurry, New York City : — Memorials of the family of Hurry, of Great Yar- 
mouth, Norfolk and of New York, U. S. 

'owa State Histot i< al Society .---Annals of Iowa for October. 1S73 (completing nth vol. of 

From Mrs. Thomas Potts James. Cambridge, Mass .—Memorial of Thomas Potts, Junior, etc., 
with an account of his descendants. Cambridge: Privately printed. 1874. 

From Frederick Kidder, .Yew York City : — " The Swedes of the Delaware, and their Intercourse 
with New England." Hostorr. 187.1'. (Pamphlet.) 

From John J. Latting, Xew York City .--Catalogue of Engravings bv J. C. Butlte, publisher, 
engraver, and late printer. New York. 

From the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul:— Annual Report of the Society for 1873. 

Prom the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. Boston: — Proceedings of the New Eng- 
land Historic-Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting. January, 1S74 ; 'The Historical 
and Genealogical Register," January-March, 1874. 

From /•;. B. O'Callaghan, M.D , I.L.D., New York City .-—Copy of the will of Edward Clarke, 
brother of Gov, George Clarke, dated 23 August, 1773. (Manuscript.) 

From Charles John Palmer, F.S.A., Great Yarmouth, England: — " The Perlustration of Great 
Yarmouth," Parts 22, 23, 24, 25. 

From Ea ward Patterson, New York City .-—Sketch of the New York Law Institute. (By the 

From S. ir/iitnev Pheenix, New York City: — Twenty-eight engraved Portraits from private 
plates belonging to him; an engraving of New York in 1776 ; an engraved c ipy of a penny- 
stamp currency in 1790; one framed oil-painting of Christopher Colles, from the original in 
the Historical Society. 

From John E. Potter &• Co., Philadelphia: — •• The American Historical Record " for January, 
February, and March, 1874. 

7. Sabin cV" Sons, New York City : — " The American Bibliopolist " for September-Decem- 
ber, 1873 

From A. D. Sckenck ixst Lieut. U. S. Artillery}, Fort McHenry, Maryland:—" The Historical 
Magazine," Morrisania, N. Y., March, 1872, and April, 1873'; Official Army Register for Jan- 
uary. 1874. 

From Clifford S. Sims. U. S. Consul, Prescott, Canada /—Genealogy of the Sims family ; sheet 
tabular Pedigree ; an account of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Gardner Clark and 
Sophia Marion Ross, who were married August 1, 1797. 

From James C. Townsend, Oyster Bay, L. I .—History of the Baptist Church of Oyster Bay. 


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1. Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of the late James W. Gerard. By 

James \V. Gerard, Jr., Esq., 113 

2. Colonel Philip Van Coutlandt and the New York Contim i u,s. By Mrs. 

Helen L. Berk Parmi 123 

3. The Descendants of Rev. Benjamin Woolsey, of Dosoris, L. I. By Benjamin 

\V. Dwight, of Clinton, N. Y., - - 139 

4. Emendations to " The Bartow Pedigree," 147 

5. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the Cm of New York. — 

Baptisms, 148 

6. Notks ON Books. — The Old Streets of New York underlie Dutch, 156; Regis- 

tration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of Stamford Families, including 
every Name, Relationship, and Date now found in the Stamford Registers, 
from the first record down to the year 1S25, 157; The First Book of Records 
of the Town oi Southampton, 157 ; A Genealogy of the Appleton Family, - 157 

7. Notes and Queries. -Nevius, 158; Schuyler — Sutton, 15s, Annan — Schuyler, 159; 

Sutton,' 159 ; Wassells, 159 ; Wessell, 159; Brasher, 160 ; Dunlap — Woolsey, 160 

8. Society Proceedings, - 160 

9. Announcements. — Genealogies — Local History, 160 

10. Donations to the: Library of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 

Society. See third page ol Cover. 

This periodical— now in its fifth year— is the organ of the New York GENEALOGICAL 
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SINCE APRIL i, 1874. 

From William S. Appieton, Boston, Mass. .— " Genealogy of the Appieton Family." Boston, 

From^Matthrw D. Bagg, New York City .— " Catalogue Hamilton College. 1873-74"; " Me- 
' mori 1 Semi-Cente Celebrati .n of the Founoi >g 01 Hamilton Co lege ; fwo news- 
papers and eighteen newspaper slips containing valuable Genealogical and Biographical in- 
lormation "; fiftv-eighttngiaved portraits. . 

f„,„ /,.„•„,• // Baeg:—' Ub.tuary R- co'd Graduate* Vale ( olltge deceased dun- g Aca- 
dem'ical Ye*rencii,,g June, 1874"; " Alphabetical Army Register, May, 1803 ; -Uostoa 

FromRev'c D^radlel^BostoH, Mass. .— ' Sermon : A Tribute to M Hard Fillmore and Charles 

From A Nort m Isr'ockilay', M.D , Ha-lem, N Y. :— " Manual of the Corporation 1 New York, 
New Ymk Legislative Manuals, 1866, 1867. 1869"; " Clerk s Manual, ex., 
mbly, New York i8m-" , ... „ , _ ... 

From Voteph O Brown, New York City .— " Benton's Historv Herkimer County. Albany, 
i8s6"- Cau kin's History New London. 1852"; New York Mayazme, 1795; sune Oeio- 
•J3- "Anails of the Classis o; Bcgen Reformed Dutch Church ; " Twelve Ber- 
muda pocket almanacs "; - Sprague's Annals of the American Pnpii ' lUmtanai ) bngraved 
p.inrait of Captai 1 |ohn Jauncev of Ne.v York ; "H storv of First Settlement of Salem, 
W--S Jersev Philadelphia. 1839"; '■ Leland Magazine. Boston, 1850 ; " Memoir of Kev. 
John Stanford. D.D. - '; " Hough's History f Lewis County, New Y..ik. 
From Robert lark* 6r Co., of Cincinnati .— ' Seventh R-uniuii of th Arm- ot the Cumberland. 
ie, HistoricAl and Miscellaneous Publications ot R.ber. Clarke 

From Columbia College :>.:—" H istorical Sketch of Columbia College " ; 

•• Me noir >t fat od riarsen. M.D "; " Proceedings ot the American Antiquanan S01 
dea h nfH >n Levi Lincoln"; " Dr. Reman' s Funeral Sermon on occas oh •■! the death of 
A, tarn Tredw'elland Edward W. I aiglu"; " Bishop Doane's Add revs at the funtral of Kev. 
Dr Ovubv iSsi"- ' C italogue of Historic il Papers and Karchm :nts Uep< s ted in New V ork 
State Library from office of Secreiarv of"; "Swinton's His-.ory of the > ew York 
S-ve tti R-sriment during Hie War"; "Report ot Dr. Macnevin in relation to the Emmet 
Monument 1 '; and also tin e b >oks and thirti Damphlets. 

From Henry G. De Forest, New York City:—' History of Amherst College during its first half- 
century." Springfield 1873. .... , 

From Edward F de L incey. New York City:—" National Ouarierlv Review, eight numbers, 
i860 to 1862; "Seim n Commemorative ol ev. Kendiick Metcalf, O.D.,' 1873 :' Charter, 
ec of St Nicholas Society"; '• Duyc&'s Memoir ot Henry r. lucke-man ; 'Manual 
Common Council New York, 1851 and 1852"; "Memoir of francs U. Joimston, M.D.' ; 
" C nnlogue of Library ot Thomas Westwood "; and two othtr pam| hlets. 

From Frederick De Peyster. LL D.. New .York C ity .-— " William the Hid. as a Reformer, an 
add es- delivered tie ore New Vork H stone I Soc etv." 

From Geieral N. Gano Dunn ( itnjf ' 0/ Governor Dix) :—" Annual Report of the Adjutant-Gene- 
ral New Y.'fk, 1868 " 3 vols. 

From Essex Institute. Salem Mats. .—Bulletin for April, 1874. ,,,».,. 

From James W Gerard, New York City ,— ;*The Old Streets of New \ orV under the Dutc •, 
a paper read by him heiore the New York Historical Society ; '* Proceedings of Bar of New 
York i.i memorv of J mes W. Gerard." 1 

From Rocellus S. Guernsey, New York City .•— " Civil List and Forms of Government ot the 
of New York " Al'>anv. 1868. 

From /,'". Frederick Hoi mibe, M.D., New York City :—" Constitution of the Arcadian Cub, 
New Voik, 1 , « «. , rr . 

From lu tin \V . Hotden, Member of Assembly, New York:—" !. St ol Members, of Govern nent 
Officers, etc.. Stat ot New York. 1874." . 

From David P. HoLton, M.P.. New York City .•— " Journal Institute of Reward for Orphans of 
Patriots," twelve coni ?. 

From Rev. K. B. Huntingt 1, i If., Stamford, Con*:—" Registration of Births, Marriages, 
and Death*, Stamford Fa nilie=, etc . to he ve.r 1825.'' 

From Edmund Abdy Hurry, New York City. — " Navy Register United States 1864 and 1870"; 
'• Kepoit Secretarj ol Na< United Sta,;e.-, 1863 and 1869"'; " fh to^r.ipn of C. J. Palmer, 
Esq., nl Great Ya>m nil-, England." 

From Librarian St Ignatius Co lege, Chicago, III. .— "Catalogue of the College, 1874. 

From I 'wa State Historical Soriety .—"An *ls of Iowa lor January, 1874." 

From SilvanusJ. Macy, Vew York City .-— " lie lealog - Farlv Generations of Coffin Familv in 
N. E den copies)' ; "Charles's R> II ol Arms, Keign ol Henry III. and Edwaid 1.'"; "Glo- 
ver's Roll nft >e Reign oi Henry III."; "Miscellanea Genealo -icaet HeraMica, Parts 10 and 
11 "; " Proc ledings oft leTamoianvSnciei v on laving corner-stone "I new hall, July 4, iSf"7," 
and sever.! other pamph ets; " Williams's New York \nuual Re=:iS-'r, ' 

From t'te A ■ I I tisto'ic-Geteahgical Society, Boston, Mass. .— " 1'ne Historical and 

G nealogical Register for April, 1874." 

From Charles John Pal , Great Yarmouth, England .—"The Perlustration of Great 

Yarmouth, Part 26, 27, 2K." 

F'-om John A'. Potter fr 5 ' Co., Philadelphia .-—"The American Historical Record for April, 

From \aml. S. Purple. M.D., New York City:— Freeman's History of Cape Cod ; the "Annals of 

Barnstable County, >iass , -Boston, 1862, ' two vols.; "Constitution and List of Fellows New 

Y'o k Academv of Med 
From J. Sabin 6 s Sons, New York City .-—The \m. Bibliopnlisr, Januarv to April, 1874. 
From J Ihomai Scharf, Baltimore, Md. :— "The OUl Maryland Line, Battle Lon.^ Island, 

1776" (newsoaner au'e'e b\ 
Front Genealogical Registry .-—The Chronr-tvoe, Vol. I., No. S, for April, 1874. 
From Thomas L. Welts Nev> York City:—" Memorial 01 the Life and Character of John We'ls, 

etc. Privately prin ed 1874 " 
From Charles II. Winfield, jersey City, N. J. :— " History of ths County of Hudson, N. J." 

Nev ^^» k. 187a. 
From — — .-—"Genealogical Register of ihe Descendants of David Atwater," etc. New 

Haven, 1873. 

20 ? 

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The object of thi t and serve (also to publish, as far as practicable) 

Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical lmtter relating, for the mo though not 

exclusively, to the State of New York. 

A library lias been commenced, already containing many works of great value to the 
Genealogical student, which, by donation, exchange, and otherwise, is rapidly increasing. 

The stated meetings of the Society are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each 
month (excepting July, August, and September), at half-past seven o'clock p.m., at the Mott 
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i The Rev Thomas DeWitt, D.D. A Biographical and Genealogical Sketch. 

With a Portrait. By Charles B. Moore, Esq., . . • • • • IDI 

2 Original Family Records, Van Cortlandt of Lower Yonkers N Y and 

Kmis [ohnston of New York and New Jersey. Contributed by ^ 

Edward F. De Lancey, . • • , • • • • ... 

■; New York Marriage Licenses. Communicated by J. J. Letting, . . . 174 

I rSrds of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York.- ^ 



7 . Inscr?pZn^Relat~ G Chiefly to' New York Families » the South! By 

William Tohn Pott?, Camden, N.]., • * " 

8 Brh^en Ouvkr Dr. Lancey and His Death and Burial-A Correct.on. By 

Edward F. De Lancey, of New \ork, .^ 

1Q - NOTSTWoKS U iTh e C Hlstory of the Descendants of John Dwight, of Dedhamj 
Mass PedVree of the Family of Reichel, descended from Valentin Reichel 
Ae Elder of GeL ? ng in Saxony ; A Collection of Family Records, with B,o- 
IraDhical Sketches and Other Memoranda of Various Families and Indivi- 
d "aft bearing "he Name Dawson, or Allied to Families of that Name ; A Re- 
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Jerusalem spendthrifts fleeing fron land the Mmrshmlseajpol. ^^5^ oT^EJS h 

toavillanous servitude; paupers ejected by heartless churchwai den app " ^ J» b ° » 

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